Chapter

Matter within a Form's Essence?

Michail Peramatzis

in Priority in Aristotle's Metaphysics

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199588350
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728877 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588350.003.0003

Series: Oxford Aristotle Studies Series

Matter within a Form's Essence?

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Chapter 3 explains in what way matter or material parts could be part of a form's essence or referred to in its definiens. Second, it discusses some of the most important passages that appear to argue against the possibility of mentioning matter in a form's definiens or of conceiving a form's essence as including matter. This discussion shows that these passages do not rule out that possibility. Rather, in some cases, they even support the idea that matter is part of a form's essence.

Keywords: matter; material parts; form; essence; definiens

Chapter.  9564 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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