Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Men's Hightops Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon David Ramirez $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services hog hog hog  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Now Deal of the Day

Form, Matter, and Mixture in Aristotle

1 customer review
ISBN-13: 978-0631200925
ISBN-10: 0631200924
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
Buy new
More Buying Choices
26 New from $21.37 13 Used from $24.48

InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$41.95 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

This volume brings together papers by participants in the fourth annual USC/Rutgers conference in Aristotle, held at USC in December of 1992 on Aristotle's theory of matter. Five papers take up different applications of Aristotle's fundamental hylomorphic hypothesis: the account of human soul as form to the human body as matter; the unity of the substantial form and proximate matter in the individual substance; and the account of mixture at a lower level of matter. A final paper attempts to bring Aristotle's account of compound material substances in Metaphysics Zeta under the rubric of Aristotelian science.

The distinguished contributors are James Bogen, Robert Bolton, Alan Code, Kit Fine, Frank Lewis, and Michael Wedin.

About the Author

Frank Lewis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. He has also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, at Stanford University, and at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Substance and Predication in Aristotle (1991), and of numerous articles in ancient philosophy, especially the philosophy of Aristotle.

Robert Bolton is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He has also taught at MIT, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland. He is the author of Science, Dialectique, et Ethique chez Aristotle (1996) and of many papers in ancient philosophy.


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (March 6, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631200924
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631200925
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,965,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hoo-Zen!! on September 3, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have a different take on the Mixtione - Bobiks view in he book on Aquinas and the elements. But I got ideas like "migration to the essence" from reading this book. De Raeymaekers 'Material complexis ' comes to mind and a bridge between Darwinian Evolution and the Thomistic order of secondary governors also can be filled out using some of these guys ideas. The actual group who wrote this sound like Aristotelians and their essays showed a keen awareness of the limitations of Aristotelian approaches especially the Chemistry. There is a Bridge of course and it can be found in "Galileo's Logic of Discovery and Proof" by William Wallace. Galileo and the Paduan Aristotelians/ Thomists he was taught by were open to experiments.

This book, read on its own terms is quite fascinating in itself. It must have been a lively time at those conferences that laid the groundwork for the book. Needless to say I disagree with some of the thoughts but such devotion to teasing out the applications and implications of principles is to be admired.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again