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  • n. An adherent of the corpuscular theory of chemistry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Corpuscular.
  • n. An adherent of the corpuscular philosophy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to corpuscles, or to the corpuscular philosophy; corpuscular.
  • n. One who favors or believes in the corpuscular philosophy.


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  • Moreover, experiments were exactly what he was interested in, he had a certain missionary zeal in spreading the corpuscularian gospel, but he was not himself interested in detailed system building, [1] a fact that was commonly noted.

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  • As a corpuscularian he believed that transmutation was physically possible.

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  • Even a metaphysical non-corpuscularian such as Leibniz agreed with Boyle in practical terms.

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  • Boyle was a corpuscularian, a term he employed to paper over the differences between believers in a vacuum, and believers in a plenum, given that both of them agreed that the explanation of natural occurrences should be solely in terms of particles of matter, their motion and interaction.

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  • Boyle, a champion of both the corpuscularian doctrine and the Baconian method of natural history, preferred to report the results of his experiments, including negative results, and frequently lamented the fact that we lacked "histories"

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  • I have here instanced in the corpuscularian Hypothesis, as that which is thought to go farthest in an intelligible Explication of the Qualities of Bodies; and I fear the Weakness of humane Understanding is scarce able to substitute another, which will afford us a fuller and clearer discovery of the necessary Connexion, and

    Locke's Philosophy of Science

  • The material entities that interact in Descartes 'physics come in distinct units or corpuscles (see Section 7), which explains the “corpuscularian” title often attributed to his mechanical system, but these corpuscles are not indivisible.

    Descartes' Physics

  • Boyle believed that chemical experiments could demonstrate the truth of the corpuscularian philosophy.

    Boyle, Robert

  • He presented a corpuscularian basis for his physics, which denied the atoms-and-void theory of ancient atomism and affirmed that all bodies are composed from one type of matter, which is infinitely divisible

    René Descartes

  • While the term "substance," meaning the indestructible stuff of the universe, was retained by Descartes in his discussions of res extensa, the mechanical philosophers were committed to a corpuscularian theory in which objects were temporary aggregates of solid, indestructible particles with various figures and motions, and all change occurred through their collisions, entanglings, and so on.

    Kant and Leibniz


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