There is no doubt that his thinking was unsystematic; but many of his critics have entirely misrepresented him (e.g.
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His works, which include all topics - science, canon law, history or theology - are unsystematic and largely uncritical, merely reproducing at second hand the substance of such sources as were available.
This was probably due to their unsystematic character, for they are generally tracts or dialogues on detached questions, not elaborate treatises like the great works of Albert, Aquinas, and Erigena.
The Syntagma is thus an essentially unsystematic work, and clearly exhibits the main characteristics of Gassendi's genius.