Ideas of Pierre Gassendi, by Theme

[French, 1592 - 1655, Born at Champtercier, France.]

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8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 8. Properties as Modes
Modes of things exist in some way, without being full-blown substances
If matter is entirely atoms, anything else we notice in it can only be modes
14. Science / D. Explanation / 2. Types of Explanation / i. Explanations by reduction
We observe qualities, and use 'induction' to refer to the substances lying under them
17. Mind and Body / A. Mind-Body Dualism / 2. Interactionism
Things must have parts to intermingle
27. Natural Reality / A. Physics / 1. Matter / c. Atoms
Atoms are not points, but hard indivisible things, which no force in nature can divide
How do mere atoms produce qualities like colour, flavour and odour?