fundamental substance

fundamental substance

[¦fən·də¦ment·əl ′səb·stəns]
(geology)
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Towards the end of the fifth century BCE, the Hippocratic On the Nature of Man listed black bile as a fundamental substance in the body, alongside blood, phlegm, and yellow bile, says Stewart, but later medical writers did not mention it, until Galen in the first century CE.
Is not this "fundamental substance," this primal energy, the eternal grounding source of Heisenberg's "potentia."?
He says the fight here is not over the fundamental substance of a final status agreement on a two-state solution, but rather over the process to get there.
While he stresses that his book cannot convict them, and none of them has been tried for these crimes, "Some of those names get repeated so often that it's difficult to really doubt the kind of fundamental substance," the author says.
(9) Spinoza is here critiquing Descartes's dualism, and in fact makes Descartes's thought more consistent when he concludes that mental entities and physical entities are two parallel articulations of one fundamental substance. Although later German philosophers were convulsed with the implications of whether Spinoza's system was pantheistic or atheistic, his major contribution, according to Gilles Deleuze, was "the laying out of a common plane of immanence on which all bodies, all minds and all individuals are situated." (10) That is, Spinoza's insistence on one substance undermined medieval and Cartesian notions of transcendence, with their insistence on a split-level universe.
For the first time Sendivogius revealed that air is a mixture, not a single fundamental substance as proposed by Aristotle.
Because the essence of a life insurance contract is the life of the person insured under the contract, this change was considered to be a change in the fundamental substance of the original contract.
Soulages's "beyond black" calls to mind the gnostic paradox of an unconscious self that is of the same fundamental substance as the Godhead, while the blackness that is inseparable from it remains the fundamental substance of the alien world into which it is blindly thrown.
Learn about doshas - the three fundamental substances that Ayurveda teaches are elemental to good health - as well as tutorials on how to brew herbal teas, infuse your own oils and classic Ayurvedic recipes that you can take home with you.
It really wasn't until the 19th century that a comprehensive picture of the fundamental substances that constitute matter began to emerge.
Learn about doshas -- the three fundamental substances that Ayurveda teaches are elemental to good health -- as well as tutorials on how to brew herbal teas, infuse your own oils and classic Ayurvedic recipes that you can take home with you.

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