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matter

 [mat´er]
1. physical material having form and weight under ordinary conditions; called also substance.
2. pus.
gray matter areas of the nervous system where the nerve fibers are unmyelinated (not enveloped by a myelin sheath); it contains the bodies of the nerve cells. Tissue composed of myelinated fibers is called white matter. The cerebral cortex is entirely composed of gray matter and the cerebellum also contains some deep-seated masses of it. The spinal cord has a central core of gray matter surrounded by white matter; in cross section, its gray matter is shaped approximately like the letter H. Called also substantia grisea and gray substance.
white matter areas of the nervous system composed mostly of myelinated nerve fibers (those having myelin sheaths) constituting the conducting portion of the brain and spinal cord. Tissue composed of unmyelinated fibers is called gray matter. Called also substantia alba and white substance.

sub·stance

(sŭb'stănts),
Material.
Synonym(s): substantia [TA], matter
[L. substantia, essence, material, fr. sub- sto, to stand under, be present]

matter

(măt′ər)
n.
1. A specific type of substance.
2. Discharge or waste, such as pus or feces, from a living organism.

matter

Anatomy
Material substance that occupies cavities.

Physics
Material substance that occupies space.

matter

Anatomy Stuff that occupies cavities. See Gray matter, White matter.

sub·stance

(sŭb'stăns)
Material.
Synonym(s): substantia [TA] , matter.
[L. substantia, essence, material, fr. sub-sto, to stand under, be present]

matter

that which constitutes the substance of physical forms, has mass, occupies space and can be quantified.
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It seems that Leibniz in his middle years accepts a kind of phenomenalism according to which bodies are just phenomena, and it seems to conflict with his corporeal substance metaphysics.
This seems to be peculiarly responsive to the exactness of Ovid's expressions of corporeal substance and false semblance, and their problematic relations to individual identity.
As Arthur argues, Leibniz's understanding of corporeal substances was heavily influenced by the atomism of Daniel Sennert, insofar as they both conceive of atoms as being animated.
She claims to find this principle in a variety of early texts in which Leibniz, objecting to Cartesiansism, says that the features of corporeal substances cannot be deduced from extension and its modes.