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More specifically, he supposes that gold is constituted of minute atoms, '
insensible corpuscles' he calls them. These are of various sizes and move with
various velocities. As he conceives it, the mechanical interaction of these
corpuscles gives ...
When considered in relation to each other these corpuscles have a posture and
an order [3.22]. Furthermore, 'when many corpuscles do so convene together as
to compose any distinct body, as a stone or a metal, then from their other ...
Though Locke is actually not explicit about this, the insensible material
corpuscles do not themselves have colour, taste, or any other secondary quality.
Since an object's colour results from the primary qualities of its component
particles and ...
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