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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía 2010, 39

Author: Andrew LaZella

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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía ISSN: 0188-6649 kgonzale@up.edu.mx Universidad Panamericana México LaZella, Andrew On the non-identity between prim matter and potency in siger of Brabants metaphysics Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía, núm.
39, 2010, pp.
9-44 Universidad Panamericana Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=323027319001 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative i i i i ``Topicos39 --- 2011-4-8 --- 19:42 --- page 9 --- #9 O  N-I  P M  P  S  B’ M Andrew LaZella University of Scranton Abstract To avoid reification of prime matter, or the indeterminate, yet determinable, substrate underlying all change, many readers of Aristotle have identified this per se unknowable “stuff ” with its functional identity, i.e., as a conceptual placeholder of the sum of formal potencies abstracted from concrete particulars.
Despite the appeal of this reduction, a case will be made in reference to Siger of Brabant’s Metaphysics for the irreducibility of prime matter.
This entails granting an extra-formal reality to prime matter beyond its functional role as a correlate passively receiving forms imparted by an agent without contributing anything of this own. Key words: Siger of Brabant, metaphysics, prime matter, potencie. Abstract Para evitar la -reificación- de la materia prima, o del sustrato indeterminado pero determinable, que subyace a todo cambio, muchos lectores de Aristóteles han identificado a esta -cosa- incognoscible per se con su identidad funcional, es decir, como un marcador co...





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