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Single Idea 16748

[catalogued under 9. Objects / C. Structure of Objects / 2. Hylomorphism / d. Form as unifier]

Full Idea

Aquinas subscribes to the unitarian doctrine that a single substance has just a single substantial form, but authors like Scotus subscribe to a plurality of substantial forms.

Gist of Idea

Aquinas says a substance has one form; Scotists say it has many forms


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

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.550

A Reaction

The Scotists seem to think that qualities themselve can have forms. I take it that Aristotle would have agreed with Aquinas.