In this paper, I consider points of intersection between the Aristotelian and the Galenic notions of ‘ power of the seed’ and some of the key issues and key concepts developed within the power -structuralism paradigm and try to understand whether, and to what extent, the conceptual lens provided by the power -structuralism hypothesis may help us to shed fresh light on aspects of both the Aristotelian and the Galenic theory of the seed, which are still unclear or highly controversial, like the role played by the female in the generative process; to better understand how much the Aristotelian and the Galenic theories of the seed have in common and, on the other hand, to what extent and in what regard they differ when it comes to considering the metaphysics of powers, which both theories are grounded upon. Specifically, I explore how far Marmodoro's theory of ‘ power -structuralism ontology’ can help us to make better sense of this metaphysics. I suggest that this theory helps us to recognize, below the s.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/09608788.2014.944481
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 54,385
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

View all 17 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Porphyry and Plotinus on the Seed.James Wilberding - 2008 - Phronesis 53 (4-5):406-432.
씨알: 誠的 지향성의 주체.Daihyun Chung - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 50:1123-1129.
Postmodern Education and the Concept of Power.Thomas Aastrup Rømer - 2011 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (7):755-772.
Causal Necessity in Aristotle.Nathanael Stein - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (5):855-879.
Galen Strawson on Panpsychism.Frank Jackson - 2006 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (10-11):62-64.
Causal Powers: A Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysic.Jonathan D. Jacobs - 2007 - Dissertation, Indiana University
Is Powerful Causation an Internal Relation?David Yates - 2016 - In Anna Marmodoro & David Yates (eds.), The Metaphysics of Relations. Oxford University Press. pp. 138-156.


Added to PP index

Total views
29 ( #348,559 of 2,362,115 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #556,092 of 2,362,115 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes