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This is the introductory chapter of the book, which distinguishes the singularity of fourteenth-century atomism, compared to other periods. It shows that the understanding of the debates over this period is far more complicated than it is usually asserted in the old as in the recent historiography. The book questions whether fourteenth-century atomism is rather mathematical, physical or even metaphysical, as some of the contributors have tried to challenge the prevailing view about the mathematical nature of indivisibilism at that time. The main aim of the book is to assess past and present research, focussing on the different forms taken by indivisibilist theories in the Latin West, as presented by their followers and their critics.

Keywords: fourteenth-century atomism; historiography

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