more from Mary Louise Gill

Single Idea 16083

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 3. Matter of an Object]

Full Idea

On the interpretation of Aristotelian matter that I shall propose, matter seriously threatens the intrinsic unity, and hence the substantiality, of the object to which it contributes.

Gist of Idea

Aristotelian matter seriously threatens the intrinsic unity and substantiality of its object


Mary Louise Gill (Aristotle on Substance [1989], Intro)

Book Reference

Gill,Mary Louise: 'Aristotle on Substance: Paradox of Unity' [Princeton 1989], p.3

A Reaction

Presumably the thought is that if an object is form+matter (hylomorphism), then forms are essentially unified, but matter is essentially unified and sloppy.