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Unformatted text preview: claimed that there was empty space -a void. These points are all summarized in the table below: Pluralists’ Scorecard Parmenides Empedocles & Anaxagoras The Atomists Leucippus & Democritus Plurality + + Motion + + Generation & Destruction Qualitative Difference & Change + ? Void + 5. It is also instructive to compare the ways different pluralists responded to Zeno. Zeno’s argument against plurality makes this explicit assumption: a. Whatever has size has parts. It also assumes implicitly (as we saw) that: b. There is a smallest size part. Here’s how two pluralists, Anaxagoras and Democritus, responded. Anaxagoras Accepts (a), but denies (b): “Of the small, there is no smallest,” he says. Democritus Accepts (b), but denies (a): Atoms have size, but don’t have parts (cf. 11 =A13)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PHI PHI2010 taught by Professor Jorgerigol during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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