krasis as substance

Every substance has a principle within itself that sets it above the elements that it is made out of: this principle in water stands to hydrogen and oxygen like the soul stands to the animal.

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3 Comments

  1. FRSalzer said,

    October 28, 2006 at 9:48 am

    “Sets it above”? What’s wrong with ‘Forms’? “Sets it above’ has the demarcation of Platoism

  2. FRSalzer said,

    October 28, 2006 at 10:55 am

    btw, nice blog.

  3. shulamite8810 said,

    October 28, 2006 at 12:55 pm

    It is platonic, but it is one of the best and immortal parts of that divine man: his insistence on the, well, divinity of form. Aristotle entirely holds to this, as does St. Thomas. Plato spoke symbolically and hypothetically about a separate world of forms, which was to my thinking distorted by platonists but was explained in a more literal sense by Aristotle- which of course involved a disagreement with other disciples of Plato.


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