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Single Idea 16747

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 2. Hylomorphism / c. Form as causal]

Full Idea

The conception of form as somehow substantial took on new life among scholastic Aristotelians, and was developed in ways that Aristotle himself never suggested.

Gist of Idea

Scholastics made forms substantial, in a way unintended by Aristotle


Robert Pasnau (Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 [2011], 24.1)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.549

A Reaction

This is music to we modern neo-Aristotelians, because scholasticism was rightly dumped in the 17th C, but we can go back and start again from what The Philosopher actually said.

Related Idea

Idea 16741 Scholastics wanted to treat Aristotelianism as physics, rather than as metaphysics [Pasnau]