Chapter

S<sub>2</sub>: Hylomorphic Substantialism

Daniel W. Graham

in Aristotle's Two Systems

Published in print October 1990 | ISBN: 9780198243151
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243151.003.0003

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S2: Hylomorphic Substantialism

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This chapter argues that current accounts of Aristotle often present S2 theory contaminated by doctrines imported from S1. It examines the ontology, theory of logic and language, and philosophy of science of S2. The feature that seems to be most distinctive of this ontology as contrasted with that of S1 is the presence of a doctrine of hylomorphism. S2 introduces some important theories in the realm of logic and the philosophy of language such as: essential predication and accidental predication; reference and substantival reference; and the logic of mass terms. Discussions on the philosophy of science in this chapter includes: the four cases and its meanings; hylomorphism and the four cases; the importance of the four cases in S2; and the structure of scientific explanation.

Keywords: S2; ontology; logic; language; philosophy of science; hylomorphism; predication; reference; mass terms; four cases

Chapter.  10263 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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