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Hyle (Greek philosophy)

Aristotle’s concept of hyle is the principle that correlates with eidos (form) and this can be demonstrated in the way the philosopher described hyle, saying it is that which receives form or definiteness, that which is formed.[5] Aristotle explained that “By hyle I mean that which in itself is neither a particular thing nor of a certain quantity nor assigned to any other of the categories by which being is determined.”[4] This means that hyle is brought into existence not due to its being its agent or its own actuality but only when form attaches to it.[6]

Source: Hyle – Wikipedia


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  1. Tim B.

    “The Greek term’s Latin equivalent was silva, which literally meant woodland or forest.[4] ”

    See also: Anthuor

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