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date: 27 May 2020

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This chapter examines how the problem of the nature of body had become the central debate in the field of natural philosophy in England by the middle of the seventeenth century. It explains that the nature of the physical body is one of the major problems of seventeenth-century natural philosophy and that it began, at least in part, as a byproduct of a change in the philosophical vocabulary. The chapter also evaluates solutions proposed to address the problem concerning the nature of body, including those derived from theory of matter and mixed mathematics.

Keywords: nature of body, natural philosophy, England, physical body, philosophical vocabulary, theory of matter, mixed mathematics

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