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Or it could refer to the qualities in terms of which all others could be explained (McMullin, 1978a, pp. 32–38). Either way, this commonly drawn distinction supported the ‘mechanical philosophy’ that came to dominate the work of seventeenth-century natural philosophers. According to these philo sophers, matter was characterized by a small set of properties drawn from everyday experience. It was composed of tiny corpuscles, themselves invisible. The argument for a claim so sharply at odds with the growing empiricism of the day depended primarily at this point on a widely (although not universally) shared repugnance with regard to the consequences of allowing matter to be divisible into an infinite number of parts (Holden, 2006).
At this early stage such a programme was still largely promissory, of course. The unbounded faith in the corpuscular hypothesis was not matched by concrete results: one can point to scarcely a single successful explanation in corpuscular terms from that century. The reductivist agenda of the mechanical philosophy fitted well with the growth, particularly in France, of what would come to be called ‘materialism’, that label recalling the neo-Platonic contrast between matter and spirit. In the writings of La Mettrie, d’Holbach, and their followers, materialism would take on a variety of forms, but it would always involve a denial of the existence of spirit, understood as something that lay outside the scope of the mechanical philosophy, and it would emphasize the reductivist claims of that philosophy.
3, 194, 23–26). Aristotle believed that postulating this matter as a metaphysical ultimate would allow him to explain what makes this particular object what it is: What is the cause of the unity of the spherical and the bronze? Indeed the difficulty disappears because the one is matter, the other form. So what is the cause of this, of something in See also Plato’s metaphor of the sun in Book 6, 507b–509c. 4 42 Philip Clayton potentiality to be in actuality, except the maker, in the case of things [for which] there is generation?