corpuscularian


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corpuscularian

(kɔːˌpʌskjʊˈlɛərɪən)
n
(General Physics) physics an adherent of corpuscular theory
adj
corpuscular
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Rather than corpuscularian void-space, the flesh is said to span these gaps; they are thick with its general sense of being.
25) And Locke himself admits as much: "I have here instanced in the corpuscularian hypothesis, as that which is thought to go farthest in an intelligible explication of the qualities of bodies" (4.
Anstey notes that at times Locke seems to assume tacitly some forms of mechanical or corpuscularian hypotheses, but his thesis is that the scientific method endorsed, defended, and perhaps exemplified by Locke in the Essay is the experimental philosophy, which is in some respects antithetical to speculative philosophy.
While embracing Descartes's radical separation between mind and matter, even Locke does not hesitate to make thought subject to a mechanistic or corpuscularian conception that flirts with the kind of materialism that finds favor with most Anglophone philosophers today.
Boyle's rejection of substantial forms relies heavily on empirical, natural philosophical arguments viewed as supporting the superiority of the corpuscularian theory of qualities.
Thirdly, that Locke, like Boyle and Hooke, practised speculative natural philosophy and that, like Boyle, he favoured the corpuscularian hypothesis (that matter consisted of small sub-microscopic particles) and mercurialist transmutational chymistry (derived from Paracelsus, Van Helmont, and the alchemical tradition as opposed to the Galenic theory of the humours).
Simon discusses the seventeenth century apothecaries, Nicolas Lemery and Christophle Glaser, showing that their discussion of corpuscularian and Paracelsian theories was inseparable from the practical aims of their work as artisans.
Knoeff documents a shift in Boerhaave's thinking from his early Institutiones medicae (1708), which was influenced by Robert Boyle's corpuscularian chemistry and the mechanics of inertia and attraction in Newton's Principia, to emphasize more the chemical attractions and repulsions that are found in Newton's Opticks, and eventually to abandon mechanical philosophy for a more Paracelsian metaphysics of seminal agencies that act directly on bodies from within them.
If some phenomenon x was best explained in corpuscularian categories, it would be ad hoc and question-begging for advocates of R simply to adjust their entities to take on particle properties in the case of x.
He sought to use science as a means of persuading others to accept his own strong Christian beliefs and used his corpuscularian ideas and interest in alchemy as potential pathways towards a deeper understanding of nature.
The homeostatic property cluster conception accords well with modern science, but Kornblith's view of it is overly corpuscularian.
Locke's political theory also corresponds to his natural philosophy, which is situated within the corpuscularian tradition.