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ANP on Matter and Form

For those of you who still have some questions about what Aristotelian Natural Philosophy has to say about matter and form, here are some things that might help: Step 1. Forget everything you think you know about matter (free your conceptual apparatus from the particular determinate ways you have learned to characterize the physical matter…

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Descartes and Geometrical Demonstration

Reproduction of a proof from Euclid’s Elements (Public Domain: via Wikipedia Commons)   Those long chains of utterly simple and easy reasonings that geometers commonly use to arrive at their most difficult demonstrations had given me occasion to imagine that all the things that can fall within human knowledge follow from one another in the…