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  • n. Ideology that discusses reality and change in terms of particles (corpuscles) and their motion.

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Examples

  • Boyle was an advocate of corpuscularism, a form of atomism that was slowly displacing Aristotelian and Paracelsian views of the world.

    Boyle, Robert

  • Instead of defining physical reality and analyzing change in terms of Aristotelian substance and form and the classical four elements of earth, air, fire, and water — or the three Paracelsian elements of salt, sulfur, and mercury — corpuscularism discussed reality and change in terms of particles and their motion.

    Boyle, Robert

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