Ideas from 'Syntagma' by Pierre Gassendi [1658], by Theme Structure

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8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 8. Properties as Modes
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
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?