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The Paradoxes of Substance: Matter

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/9780198243151.003.0008

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The Paradoxes of Substance: Matter

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This chapter tries to answer the question how did Aristotle see the relation between S1 and S2, and argues that he did not abandon S1. An interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics vii in this chapter purports not to find the real solution to the problem of substance but to show that there is no unique solution to the problem. Discussions in this chapter include: Aristotle's continued acceptance of S1; the problems of Metaphysics vii such as the problem of substance, the problem of substance as a puzzle; the conflict of S1 and S2 in Metaphysics vii such as the hylomorphic conception of substance (the compound as a substance, matter as a substance); and the paradoxes of matter.

Keywords: Metaphysics vii; substance; hylomorphic conception; compound; matter; paradox

Chapter.  10471 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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