Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Philosophy of Francisco Suárez$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Benjamin Hill and Henrik Lagerlund

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199583645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583645.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 July 2019

Suárez on Continuous Quantity

Suárez on Continuous Quantity

Chapter:
(p.75) 4 Suárez on Continuous Quantity
Source:
The Philosophy of Francisco Suárez
Author(s):

Jorge Secada

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583645.003.0005

This essay examines a central feature of Suárez’s physics, the notion of quantity and continuous quantity in particular. Suárez’s treatment of continuous quantity is placed within the tradition bequeathed by Aristotle. It is argued, however, that Suárez added a number of features to this tradition that were significant to post-Cartesian developments of continuous quantity. The most important of these additions was the possibility of a dense yet discontinuous quantity because density (the property that between any two members of a series there is always at least a third) and discontinuity (the denial that two quantities are joined by a common terminus) became key features of modern mathematical treatments of quantity.

Keywords:   Francisco Suárez, Aristotelianism, quantity, mathematic

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .