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Single Idea 15972

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 7. Later Matter Theories / b. Corpuscles]

Full Idea

Though there is motion, the corpuscles will not be dynamic because the idea of forces between the particles or groups of them does not figure in the theory.

Gist of Idea

The corpuscular theory allows motion, but does not include forces between the particles


report of Robert Boyle (The Origin of Forms and Qualities [1666]) by Peter Alexander - Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles 5.2

Book Reference

Alexander,Peter: 'Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles' [CUP 1985], p.120

A Reaction

This is the view of Locke, as well as of Boyle. I quote this because I take to it be a particular target of Leibniz's disagreement.