The Limits of Hylomorphism

Metaphysica 13 (2):145-153 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Aristotle’s theory of physical objects, hylomorphism, has resurfaced in contemporary metaphysics. In its current version, hylomorphism is proposed as a general theory of mereology, its purview extending beyond material objects to chemical composites, events, and non-physical mathematical, linguistic, and musical objects. While I agree that hylomorphism works well in all of the newly proposed applications, it fails as a theory of properties and their parts. I show that this is the case and then theorize about why this is so

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,150

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Hylomorphism and the Mind-Body Problem.William Jaworski - 2004 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 78:178-192.
Hylomorphism reconditioned.Michael C. Rea - 2011 - Philosophical Perspectives 25 (1):341-358.
Should property-dualists be substance-hylomorphists?Gordon Barnes - 2001 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:285-299.
The structure of objects.Kathrin Koslicki - 2008 - New York: Oxford University Press.
Hylomorphism in Aristotle.Charlotte Witt - 1987 - Journal of Philosophy 84 (11):673-679.
Hylomorphism and Post-Cartesian Philosophy of Mind.William Jaworski - 2006 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80:209-224.
Hylomorphism and Functionalism.S. Marc Cohen - 1995 [1992] - In Martha Craven Nussbaum & Amélie Rorty (eds.), Essays on Aristotle's De anima. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 57-73.
Hylomorphism in Aristotle’s Physics.Sean Kelsey - 2010 - Ancient Philosophy 30 (1):107-24.
The Paradoxes of Hylomorphism.Gordon P. Barnes - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (3):501 - 523.
Hylomorphism.Mark Johnston - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy 103 (12):652-698.
Hylomorphism Revisited.Urban A. Thobe - 1968 - New Scholasticism 42 (2):226-253.

Analytics

Added to PP
2012-03-28

Downloads
269 (#75,872)

6 months
26 (#113,058)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Teresa Britton
Eastern Illinois University

Citations of this work

Object.Bradley Rettler & Andrew M. Bailey - 2017 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 1.
Contemporary Hylomorphism.Andrew M. Bailey & Shane Wilkins - 2018 - Oxford Bibliographies 3:1-12.
Hylomorphism and Complex Properties.Graham Renz - 2020 - Metaphysica 21 (2):179-197.
A Dynamic Version of Hylomorphism.Sylvain Roudaut - 2018 - Axiomathes 28 (1):13-36.

View all 6 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

Hylomorphism.Mark Johnston - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy 103 (12):652-698.
In defense of three-dimensionalism.Kit Fine - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy 103 (12):699-714.

Add more references