Spinoza on the resistance of bodies

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 86 (C):56-67 (2021)
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People attribute resistance to bodies in Spinoza's physics. It's not always clear what they mean when they do this, or whether they are entitled to. This article clarifies what it would mean, and examines the evidence for attributing resistance. The verdict: there's some evidence, but not nearly as much as people think.

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Galen Barry
Iona University


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