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  • noun Plural form of effluxion.


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  • These claims are built upon the proposals that sensory information has a material form (in the case of vision, Gassendi promotes an atomist theory of effluxions bearing images or light from the viewed object to the viewer), that the mind receives sensory information through a wholly physical process, and that some cognitive faculties dependably allow us to detect truth properties of the objects of knowledge.

    Pierre Gassendi Fisher, Saul 2005


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