Ancient Philosophy 35 (2):405-429 (2015)

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Vanessa de Harven
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Abstract
Void is at the heart of Stoic metaphysics. As the incorporeal par excellence, being defined purely in terms of lacking body, it brings into sharp focus the Stoic commitment to non-existent Somethings. This article argues that Stoic void, far from rendering the Stoic system incoherent or merely ad hoc, in fact reflects a principled and coherent physicalism that sets the Stoics apart from their materialist predecessors and atomist neighbors.
Keywords Stoic void  incorporeals  Not-Someone  Stoic metaphysics  subsistence
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