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Single Idea 24067

[catalogued under 9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 3. Individual Essences]

Full Idea

It is difficult to see how forms could serve as cross-world identity principles for hylomorphic compounds, unless these forms are particular or individual entities.


The problem is an entity remaining the same in different possible worlds

Gist of Idea

Hylomorphic compounds need an individual form for transworld identity


Kathrin Koslicki (Form, Matter and Substance [2018], 3.4.3)

Book Reference

Koslicki,Kathrin: 'Form, Matter and Substance' [OUP 2018], p.99

A Reaction

This is a key part of her objection to treating the form as universal or generic. I agree with her view.

Related Idea

Idea 24066 The form explains kind, structure, unity and activity [Koslicki]