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Aquinas. On the Principles of Nature

  • All artificial forms are accidental: A chair is just wood that has been shaped
  • Privation vs. negation
    • privation implies a potency (i.e., something should be the case)
    • negation does not determine the subject
    • e.g., not-seeing versus blindness: rocks are not-seeing, and they aren't apt to see
  • prime matter
  • principle - that which is prior (first)
  • cause - among all principles that exist, there are some from which other existence follows
  • element - that from which a reality is primarily composed, and it exists in a reality, and it is not divided with respect to its form