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The Philosophy of Nature
The Modern Concept of Nature
The Physical as Matter
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accepted accorded acting action active actual aggregate analysis Aristotelian Aristotle atoms basic becoming body changeless character clear clearly combination completely composite compound conceived conception conception of matter concerned connection consequence considered constituents contemporary continued contrary definiteness derivative Descartes determinative difficulty distinction divisibility doctrine effect elements entailed entire entities essentially example extension force fundamental further Galileo Gassendi geometrical grounded identified implies important individual involved issue Kant kind Leibniz locomotion maintained material mathematical matter means mental metaphysical mind molecules monads motion namely nature necessarily necessary Neoplatonism Newton object ontological organism particular pertains philosophical philosophy of nature physical existent position possible potentiality present presupposition primary principle problem question reason reference regarded rejected relation relationship respect result scientific seen sense separate seventeenth century single solid soul space status structure substance theory things thinkers thought tion ultimate unity universe Whitehead whole