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Single Idea 15959

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 2. Hylomorphism / a. Hylomorphism]

Full Idea

If we account for the stability of a piece of brass by reference to the substantial form of brass, then it is mysterious how it can be melted and yet remain brass.

Gist of Idea

If the substantial form of brass implies its stability, how can it melt and remain brass?


Peter Alexander (Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles [1985], 02.3)

Book Reference

Alexander,Peter: 'Ideas, Qualities and Corpuscles' [CUP 1985], p.57

A Reaction

[Alexander is discussing Boyle]