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Aristotle on Χẃρα in Plato’s Timaeus (Physics IV:2, 209 b 6–17)

Zurück zum Heft: Archiv für Begriffsgeschichte. Band 48
DOI: 10.28937/9783787336760_2
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Aristotle’s interpretation of χẃρα (= matter and space) has most often been regarded as an excellent example of his supposed inability to read otherphilosophers other than through the lenses of his own technical vocabulary and its implications. However, his reasoning is independent of his own take on the issue of prime matter, his claim is right, and it amounts to the thesis that χẃρα is neither matter nor space. It is shown how 209 b 6–17 is located within the largercontext of the Physics and its agenda concerning the issue of principles and causes of natural beings.