What does it mean that, for Aristotle, the being of matter consists in being in potency to form? Can matter exist in potency before existing in act with a given form? In the Middle Ages, both theologians and philosophers address these questions. In theology, the problem of matter arises when a Christian thinker has to explain the meaning of creation ex nihilo. Normally, Latin theologians account for matter as the frst thing created by God, directly from nothing. This leads the theologian to the main question: Regardless of whether God created matter in time or eternally, did God have an exemplar for matter when He created it? And if He did, could God make matter exist without a form? In this paper I shall reconstruct the position of William of Peter of Godin on matter.
|Titolo:||WILLIAM OF PETER OF GODIN ON MATTER|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume(Capitolo di libro)|