Form, Matter, Substance Hardback
In Form, Matter, Substance, Kathrin Koslicki develops a contemporary defense of the Aristotelian doctrine of hylomorphism.
According to this approach, objects are compounds of matter (hule) and form (morphe or eidos) and a living organism is not exhausted by the body, cells, organs, tissue and the like that compose it.
Koslicki argues that a hylomorphic analysis of concrete particular objects is well equipped to compete withalternative approaches when measured against a wide range of criteria of success.
However, a plausible application of the doctrine of hylomorphism to the special case of concrete particular objects hinges on how hylomorphists conceive of the matter composing a concrete particular object, its form, and the hylomorphic relations which holdbetween a matter-form compound, its matter and its form.
Koslicki offers detailed answers these questions surrounding a hylomorphic approach to the metaphysics of concrete particular objects.
As a result, matter-form compounds emerge as occupying the privileged ontological status traditionally associated with substances due to their high degree of unity.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 20/09/2018
- Category: Philosophy of language
- ISBN: 9780198823803