The Architecture of Matter: Galileo to Kant

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Index
abstractionist accounts of geometry 219 -221
action at a distance 237 , 252 -7
aether 254 , 271
aggregates, see composites
Anapolitanos, D. A. 233 n.45
anti-atomism, see gunk, atomless
anti-realism 96 -8, 203
Aquinas, Thomas 19 , 79
argument from actual parts to a determinate number of parts 27 -8, 33 -4, 58 , 107 , 132 , 133 -4, 135 -41, 167
argument from composition 28 , 35 -6, 58 , 90 , 133 , 146 -7, 169 -192
objections to 192 -204
argument from geometry 206 , 208 -13, 220 , 226 , 231 , 275
objections to 213 -7
argument from the definiteness of parts to ultimate parts 34 -5, 90 -1, 126 n.104, 133 -4, 141 -7, 167 , 169
Aristotle 30 , 79 , 142
epistemology of geometry 220
on infinite divisibility 41 , 52 , 103 , 160 , 161
on infinity 41 , 155 n.33, 160
on potential parts 52 , 95 , 103 , 125 , 161 , 236
Aristotelianism 19 , 52 , 93 , 209 , 274 , 277 -8, see also scholasticism
Arnauld, Antoine 7 , 65 , 66 , 67 , 70 , 71 , 209 , 210 , 211 , 214 , 225
Arriaga, Roderic 65
atomism
metaphysical atomism 14 , 33 , 34 -6, 37 -9, 44 -50, 53 -5, 90 -1, 111 , 126 , 141 -7, 165 , 170 , 172 -3, 175 , 245 , 274 , 275 , 276
arguments for, see argument from composition and argument from the definiteness of parts to ultimate parts
physical atomism 11 , 12 , 93 , 238
see also force-shell atoms
see also gunk, atomless
Bacon, Roger 211
Baltzly, Dirk 98 n.44
Barrow, Isaac 241 , 273
on actual parts 57 -8, 84 -5, 108
on geometry and geometrical structures 213 , 214 , 219 n. , 220 , 222
on infinite divisibility 30 , 31 , 46 , 57 -8, 64 -5, 67 , 209 , 213 , 232
on infinity 43 , 65
on motion 232
on points 47 n.
on Pythagoreanism 214
Baxter, Donald L. M. 23 n.27, 27 n.39, 28, n.40 , 54 n.86
Bayle, Pierre 7 , 8 n.5, 52 n.79, 105 -6, 128 , 241 , 274

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Table of contents

  • Galileo to Kant iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Contents xii
  • Problems of Material Structure 1
  • Appendix Paradoxes of Infinite M-Divisibility That Do Not Turn on Actual Parts 75
  • 2 Actual Parts and Potential Parts 79
  • 3 The Actual Parts Doctrine and Shortcircuit Arguments 132
  • 4 The Actual Parts Doctrine and the Argument from Composition 169
  • 5 The Case for Infinite Divisibility 206
  • Appendix: Minor Arguments 232
  • 6 The Kant-Boscovich Force-Shell Atom Theory 236
  • Conclusion 273
  • Bibliography 280
  • Index 295
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