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Ahmad
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Posted 12/28/16 - 7:46 AM:
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Hi,everyone,
I am new to this forum, if I make mistakes, please overlook them.

I need a detailed explanation of Matter according to Aristotle.
Can anyone help me?
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Posted 12/28/16 - 4:27 PM:

Ahmad wrote:
Hi,everyone,
I am new to this forum, if I make mistakes, please overlook them.

I need a detailed explanation of Matter according to Aristotle.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks.


www.scandalon.co.uk/philoso.../aristotle_matter_form.htm
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Posted 12/29/16 - 7:01 AM:

Thanks for replying.

This is from the link you referred me to.

" Aristotle uses the word substance in many ways which often makes it difficult to grasp his concept. Let us look at the example of a table. The substance of a table is the wood and the nails and the glue. However, the form of the table is that it has four legs…etc."

So, can we say Substance is an aggregate of all the manifestations of matter within a given entity, besides its/their form/s?
Or to put differently.
It is then the matter and the form of wood plus the matter and the form of nails plus the matter and the form of glue plus the union of all these in a concrete shape and the form that it achieves in the end?
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Posted 12/30/16 - 9:34 PM:

Ahmad wrote:
I need a detailed explanation of Matter according to Aristotle.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks.


It may, matter.
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Posted 12/31/16 - 4:03 PM:
Subject: MATTER
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The Day of the Lord
10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be dissolved in the fire, and the earth and its works will not be found. 11Since everything will be dissolved in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to conduct yourselves in holiness and godliness 12as you anticipate and hasten the coming of the day of God, when the heavens will be dissolved by fire and the elements will melt in the heat.…
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Posted 01/01/17 - 8:20 AM:

Thanks for your replies.

Please help me with the following.

When Aristotle says that everything is a composite of matter and form, does he mean only sensible things or things that are considered mental/non-material?

So, when I think of my friend, John, what exactly am I thinking of- the matter or the form, or the composite, because even in my imagination he moves, has a three-dimensional body and so on.

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Edited by Ahmad on 01/01/17 - 9:28 AM
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Posted 02/16/17 - 4:39 PM:

When Aristotle says that everything is a composite of matter and form, does he mean only sensible things or things that are considered mental/non-material?

Aristotle and many of his contemporaries, thought that "form" was formed in the mind - and thus may as well have said "every thing is a composite of mind and matter"
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