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Aristotle’s Definition of Place and of Matter

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The accuracy of Aristotle’s definition of place is defended in terms of his form-matter theory. This theory is in turn defended against the objectionable notion that it entails matter is ultimately characterless.

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Drum, P. (2011). Aristotle’s Definition of Place and of Matter. Open Journal of Philosophy, 1, 35-36. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2011.11006.

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