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Metaphysical Themes 1274–1671$
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Robert Pasnau

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199567911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567911.001.0001

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Quantity and Extension

Quantity and Extension

(p.279) 14 Quantity and Extension
Metaphysical Themes 1274–1671

Robert Pasnau (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter is the first of four that consider issues pertaining to the nature of extension. The focus here is on whether extension needs to be explained by a real accident—quantity—or whether extension may be an intrinsic feature of matter.

Keywords:   Olivi, Ockham, Descartes, extension, matter

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