Stoic gunk

D Nolan

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The surviving sources on the Stoic theory of division reveal that the Stoics, particularly Chrysippus, believed that bodies, places and times were such that all of their parts themselves had proper parts. That is, bodies, places and times were composed of gunk. This realisation helps solve some long-standing puzzles about the Stoic theory of mixture and the Stoic attitude to the present.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-183
Number of pages22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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