Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to hylomorphism.

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Examples

  • Aristotle wrote of the hylomorphic union of matter and form.

    February 11th, 2009

  • I'll be getting to a book review that touches on Philosophy of Mind subjects (in part) before long – and what do you know, it happens to be a book which advocates something along the lines of the hylomorphic view.

    Book Review: Quantum Enigma

  • After Aristotle's texts had been assimilated, almost all medieval academic theories had an ontology which was basically hylomorphic: substances were composites of matter and form, and change was described as the loss of one form and the acquisition of another.

    Medieval Theories of Causation

  • In his view, the soul is far more noble than the hylomorphic account of Aristotle implies, at least as Valla understands that account.

    Lorenzo Valla

  • If they are separated (such as at death) you are no longer fully you but just your soul, whereas the "full" you is the hylomorphic soul-body substance.

    A thought experiment

  • For form is predicated of matter as subject, and one can always analyze a hylomorphic compound into its predicates and the subject of which they are predicated.

    Aristotle's Metaphysics

  • The role of form in this hylomorphic context is the topic of

    Aristotle's Metaphysics

  • This solution, of course, applies only to hylomorphic compounds.

    Aristotle's Metaphysics

  • The essence of such a hylomorphic compound is evidently its form, not its matter.

    Aristotle's Metaphysics

  • After all, universals are not material objects, and so it is not clear how they can be viewed as hylomorphic compounds.

    Aristotle's Metaphysics

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