Category Archives: Natural Philosophy

Metaphysical Notes

Substantial form is organization or order, that is a certain relation or relations. Pure potency or prime matter is a pure relation. It is a relation of can become, which clearly terminates in some non-being to become. This cannot exist … Continue reading

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Faliblism of the Senses

There are two aspects to our senses to consider, their proper sensibles and the their common sensibles. The proper sensibles take on a dyadic relation between the thing known and the organ. The thing known affects the sense organ in … Continue reading

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Aristotelian Origin of Life

Lest the key quote be lost in my babel, here it is from John Deely: This is the basis for the prior possibility in principle of so-called ” equivocal generation “: the origin of living matter out of non-living matter … Continue reading

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