Single Idea 16587

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / e. Being and nothing]

Full Idea

Prime matter falls halfway, as it were, between complete non-existence and actual existence.

Gist of Idea

Prime matter is halfway between non-existence and existence


Averroes (Ibn Rushd) (Commentary on 'Physics' [1190], I.70), quoted by Robert Pasnau - Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 03.1

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.38

Related Idea

Idea 16588 I prefer a lack of form to mean non-existence, than to think of some quasi-existence [Augustine]