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Single Idea 24066

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

Full Idea

Hylomorphists tend to agree that the form (rather than matter) explains 1) kind membership, 2) structure, 3) unity, 4) characteristic activities.

Gist of Idea

The form explains kind, structure, unity and activity


Kathrin Koslicki (Form, Matter and Substance [2018], 3.2.1)

Book Reference

Koslicki,Kathrin: 'Form, Matter and Substance' [OUP 2018], p.63

A Reaction

[compressed; she explains each of them] Personally I would add continuity through change (statue/clay). Glad to see that kind membership is not part of the form. And what about explaining observed properties? Does form=essence?

Related Idea

Idea 24067 Hylomorphic compounds need an individual form for transworld identity [Koslicki]