Matter (Aristotelian Concept)


Here, Dr. King discusses the functional differences between matter and form.

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Matter (Aristotelian Concept)
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Matter (Aristotlelian [Aristotelian] Concept) Matter is potentiality; form is actuality. Matter is potentially everything, but actually nothing. For Aristotle matter is not what we usually mean by it, i.e., physical substance. A thing might be matter at one point and form at another. For an instance, the oak in relation to the acorn is form, but the oak tree in relation to the oak bed is matter. Matter is bare unrealized capacity.
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