Recent Seminars and Lectures
Theodore Scaltsas (Edinburgh) - The Matter of the Instantiation of Universals in Aristotle
Weekly Research Seminar
Please note that this seminar was held in room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments were served from 11am with the talk commencing at 11.30am.
Title: The Matter of the Instantiation of Universals in Aristotle
I will propose a new conception of matter in Aristotle, which offers a general and unifying conception of a number of different types of matter Aristotle introduces into his system. This will involve examination of a range of positions of Aristotle such as: matter as pure potentiality; intelligible matter of mathematical entities; the particularity of substances; and the uniqueness of the Prime Mover.