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Void and spatiality in Epicurus’ letter to Herodotus

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This thesis analyses the notion of void (to kenon) in Epicurus’ Letter to Herodotus: I argue that void should not be identified with space, but only with the empty intervals between bodies.

The thesis is composed by four chapters. In Chapter 1, I maintain that the Epicurean void is meant to fulfil two different functions (that I call the ‘elemental’ and the ‘spatial’ functions): I discuss the historical roots of the attribution of these functions to the void, and s...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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Type of award:
BPhil
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Bachelors
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University of Oxford
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English
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Deposit date:
2018-07-16

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