Aristotle’s Substance

An ontological perspective which views everything as consisting of a compound of two things: Form and Matter. Matter is the undifferentiated “stuff” things are made of, and the Form is how this “stuff” is organized. For example. I am made of organic matter that organized into the form of a human being. Matter is in constant motion. Without Form, there would be no objects in the world; only undifferentiated chaos. However, without Matter there would be no change and, thus, no time; only pure, rigid Form. Hence, we need Form for structure, and Matter for the potential to grow or change.

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