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Re: [ontolog-forum] entity: nothing

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From: Ingvar Johansson <ingvar.johansson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 13:38:41 +0200
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Azamat schrieb:
> John,
> i am sure of your knowingness that the Matter/Form distinction is just a 
> short way of Aristotle's division of the ten basic kinds of entities: 
> Substance/Properties (Quantity, Quality, Relation, Place, Time, Position, 
> State, Change (action, passion)).
> Azamat
>       (01)

No it is not! I repeat part of my former mail, and I  add one sentence 
at the end:    (02)

Aristotle distinguishes between 
*primary substances*, which are individual property bearers, and 
*secondary substances*, which are natural kinds and universals. The 
*form-matter* distinction is a distinction between different groups of 
secondary substances, and it is a relative distinction. That is, a 
form-matter unity can as such be matter for another and overlying form, 
form2. When Aristotle presents his list, it is a bit unclear whether 
'substance' should mean primary or secondary substance - or both.    (03)

Ingvar    (04)

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