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The Philosophy of Nature
The Modern Concept of Nature
The Physical as Matter
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A. N. Whitehead accepted acting active actual entities aggregate analysis Aristotelian Aristotelian theory Aristotle Aristotle's basic Basso body change of place changeless character chemical combination completely conceived concept of motion conception of matter conception of nature conception of space contemporary definiteness derivative Descartes Descartes's deus ex machina difficulty distinction doctrine dualism effect elements entailed essentially explicitly force fundamental Galileo Gassendi identified implies important individual infinite divisibility involved issue Kant Kant's kinesis Leibniz locomotion maintained material atomism mathematical means mental metaphysical modern molecules monads Neoplatonism Newton ontological status organism ousia particles particular passive pertains philosophical philosophical problem philosophy of nature physical as matter physical entity physical existent Plato plurality position potentiality prehensive presupposition primary principle question rejected relation respect scientific self-subsistent sense seventeenth century soul spatium stituents substance thereby things thinkers thought tion ultimate constituents ultimate existents unity void Werner Heisenberg Whitehead Whitehead's theory whole