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Single Idea 16602

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

Full Idea

What marks the rise of the corpuscularian movement is not just the rejection of form, but the rejection of matter as dependent on form.

Gist of Idea

Corpuscularianism rejected not only form, but also the dependence of matter on form


Robert Pasnau (Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 [2011], 04.5)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.75

A Reaction

The point was that matter required form to have any kind of actual existence, but now matter can stand on its own.