Single Idea 601

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

Full Idea

There can be no doubt that matter is a substance. Consider all changes between opposites. In all of them there is something that underlies the change.

Gist of Idea

Substance must exist, because something must endure during change between opposites


Aristotle (Metaphysics [c.324 BCE], 1042a30)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.234