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  • adj. Having no parts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a part; not sharing.
  • Without good parts.


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  • And who can accept a soul described as partless and massless and yet, for all that absence of extension, extending over a universe?

    The Six Enneads.

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    Green Bay Packers' injured players will get to say 'cheese' for team photo

  • The problem lies in the instinctive human conviction that one is a permanent, partless, and autonomous self, essentially disconnected from and unaffected by flux and contingency.

    Bhagwan Chowdhry: Buddhist Emptiness For Scientists, Engineers And Mathematicians

  • Buddhist philosophers distinguishing the selflessnesses of the person and of phenomena (partless particles, lack of external phenomena, true existence of mind and ultimate truth).

    Nagarjuna's Bodhichitta Commentary

  • Thus the argument leaves room for the idea that souls are not forms, but are nevertheless intelligible, partless and imperishable (contra Robinson 1995, 29).

    Ancient Theories of Soul

  • Introducing the idea of unnoticed oscillation of a single, partless mind is highly ingenious and must have been dialectically effective at least to some extent.

    Ancient Theories of Soul

  • The second noteworthy aspect is the insistence of the Stoic theory that the mind of an adult human being is a single, partless item that is rational all the way down.

    Ancient Theories of Soul

  • Now a partless, or indivisible entity does not necessarily have to be infinitesimal: souls, individual consciousnesses, and Leibnizian monads all supposedly lack parts but are surely not infinitesimal.

    Continuity and Infinitesimals

  • In the Meditations Descartes distinguishes mind and matter on the grounds that the corporeal, being spatially extended, is divisible, while the mental is partless.

    Continuity and Infinitesimals

  • This resolves the problem of atomic edges, and also that of how atoms can come in different shapes and sizes (though never large enough to be seen): to have the hooks and crevices needed to form compounds, they can scarcely be theoretically partless.



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