|Abstract||The rapidly increasing interest in the quantum properties of living matter stimulates a discussion of the fundamental properties of life as well as quantum mechanics. In this discussion often concepts are used that originate in philosophy. In the present work a classic philosophical tradition based on Aristotle and Aquinas is employed which surprisingly is able to make important aspects in science intelligible. Especially one could mention the unity in living objects and the occurrence of qualitative changes in quantum mechanics. It is recommended that scientists and philosophers have a strong interaction that enriches both. Scientists could redirect their investigation, as paradigm shifts like the one originating from quantum mechanics give new insight about the relation between the system en the components. Whereas philosophers could use scientific results as a consistency check for the philosophical framework for understanding reality.|
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