Form vs. Matter

[New Entry by Thomas Ainsworth on February 8, 2016.] Aristotle famously contends that every physical object is a compound of matter and form. This doctrine has been dubbed "hylomorphism", a
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[New Entry by Thomas Ainsworth on February 8, 2016.] Aristotle famously contends that every physical object is a compound of matter and form. This doctrine has been dubbed "hylomorphism", a portmanteau of the Greek words for matter (hule) and form (eidos or morphe). Highly influential in the development of Medieval philosophy, Aristotle's hylomorphism has also enjoyed something of a renaissance in contemporary metaphysics....

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