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Introduction

Kurt Smith

in Matter Matters

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583652
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723155 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.003.0001
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The Introduction discusses the purpose of the book, which is to look at a seventeenth-century answer to the essential question of this book: why matter? Why a spatio-temporal cosmos? The Introduction explains that this is not an empirical question but a philosophical question. The Introduction explains the parts of the book.

Keywords: matter; spatio-temporal cosmos; philosophy; seventeenth century

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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