A New Reading of Aritsotle's "Hyle"

Modern Schoolman 68 (3):225-244 (1991)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Aritsotle's hyle is contrasted with Plato's chora and Aquinas's prima materia. It is argued that Plato and Aristotle developed their concepts in response to very different needs, and that Aquinas's theory reflects a conflation of their views by Neoplatonic commentators. Hyle is shown to be an active potential to a determinate form in contrast to Aquinas's prima materia, which is a purely indeterminate passive potential. This gives a point of attachment in Aristotle's philosophy of nature for the later notion of universal laws of nature.
ISBN(s)
0026-8402
PhilPapers/Archive ID
POLANR
Revision history
Archival date: 2018-07-25
View upload history
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Added to PP index
2012-09-18

Total views
60 ( #27,179 of 38,019 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
30 ( #12,655 of 38,019 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.