Single Idea 12299

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 6. Early Matter Theories / a. Greek matter]

Full Idea

Aristotle had a hierarchical conception of matter; what is matter may itself have matter.

Gist of Idea

Aristotle had a hierarchical conception of matter

Source

report of Aristotle (Metaphysics [c.324 BCE], matter) by Kit Fine - Aristotle on Matter 1

Book Reference

-: 'Mind' [-], p.36


A Reaction

This shows that Aristotle's 'hule' is not like our word 'matter' so a real effort must be made to grasp how he is conceptualising it.