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Editor Vergilius Ferm brings jointly the theories of over 41 sought after philosophers during this well-organized and considerate assessment of philosophical platforms. You'll locate compelling entries from each one tuition of proposal together with Buddhist and Christian philosophies, Positivism, Phenomenology, Evolution, and extra. this article, along with the paintings of philosophers from old Greece all of the manner as much as twentieth-century thinkers, is the ideal spouse to any critical pupil of philosophy.

Vergilius Ferm is the writer of numerous reference titles in philosophy, together with Dictionary of Pastoral Psychology and A historical past of Philosophical Systems. He taught on the university of Wooster, the place he served because the head of the dept of Philosophy.

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From w h e r e do internal springs, and rivers flowing from afar, replenish the sea? From w h e r e does the aether feed the stars? (2) For infinite time past o u g h t to have consumed those things whose b o d y is perishable, (3) But if in that expanse of time past there have been bodies o u t o f which this sum of things is reconstituted, they are indeed e n d o w e d w i t h an imperishable nature. (4) Therefore it cannot be that all things are reduced to n o t h i n g . D Lucretius 1 . 6 7 0 - 1 For if something changes and leaves its boundaries, that is immediately the death o f the thing that it previously was.

4) Beyond these there is nothing which you can call distinct from all body and separate from void, to play the role of a third discovered substance. (5) For whatever will exist will have to be in itself something with extension, whether large or small, so long as it exists. (6) If it has tangibility, however light and faint, it will extend the measure of a body and be added to its sum. 2 271) Epicurus says that the difference between void, place and room is one of name. 2 (Usener 271) Therefore one must grasp that, according to Epicurus, of 'intangible substance', as he calls it, one kind is named 'void', another 'place', and another 'room', the names varying according to the different ways of looking at it, since the same substance when empty of all body is called 'void*, when occupied by a body is named 'place', and when bodies roam through it becomes 'room'.

3) Then again, if place and room, which we call Void*, did not exist, bodies would not have anywhere to be located, nor anywhere at all to move to in their various directions, as I proved to you a little earlier. (4) Beyond these there is nothing which you can call distinct from all body and separate from void, to play the role of a third discovered substance. (5) For whatever will exist will have to be in itself something with extension, whether large or small, so long as it exists. (6) If it has tangibility, however light and faint, it will extend the measure of a body and be added to its sum.

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