Of a non-self-subsistent or attributive conception definition in its highest attainable form is a recasting of the syllogism, in which it was shown that the attribute was grounded in the substance or self-subsistent subject of which it is.
Probably, Gassendi thinks, perfect happiness is not attainable in this life, but it may be in the life to come.
A high degree of precision in measurement thus became attainable, and has since been fully attained.
On the whole no certain chronology of this period is at present attainable.'
The aim of philosophy (whether fully attainable or not) is to exhibit the universe as a rational system in the harmony of all its parts; and accordingly the philosopher refuses to consider the parts out of their relation to the whole whose parts they are.