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The architecture of matter : Galileo to Kant

Author: Thomas Anand Holden; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"A complex of interrelated problems plagued the theory of matter during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: problems concerning matter's divisibility, composition, and internal architecture. Is any material body divisible to infinity? Must we posit atoms or elemental minima from which bodies are ultimately composed? Are the parts of material bodies themselves material concreta? Or are they merely  Read more...
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Holden, Thomas Anand.
Architecture of matter.
Oxford : Clarendon ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004303342
(OCoLC)56093398
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Anand Holden; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0199263264 9780199263264 9780191532467 0191532460 9780191601743 0191601748
OCLC Number: 223184564
Notes: Description absed on content as of: October 17, 2006.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 305 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Mating horses with griffins: the problems of material structure --
Actual parts and potential parts --
The actual parts doctrine and the argument from composition --
The case for infinite divisibility --
The Kant-Boscovich force-shell atom theory
Responsibility: Thomas Holden.

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