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Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

Simon J. Evnine


The book explores the view (amorphic hylomorphism) that some objects have matter from which they are distinct but that this distinctness is not due to the existence of anything like a form. It exploits Aristotle’s insight that such objects must be understood in terms of an account that links what they are essentially with how they come to exist and what their functions are (the coincidence of formal, final, and efficient causes). Artifacts are the most prominent kind of objects where these three features coincide and the book develops a detailed account of the existence and identity conditions ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, hylomorphism, artifacts, making, functions, origins, actions, organisms, form, matter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198779674
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779674.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon J. Evnine, author
University of Miami