Aristotelis ir Johnstonas apie hilomorfizmą ir objektų pobūdį

Translated title of the contribution: Aristotle and Johnston on hylomorphism and the character of objects

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As M. Loux has recently reminded us, there are two basic strategies for explaining the character of particular objects, the ‘relational approach’ and the ‘constituent approach’. The prime example of a constituent approach would be Aristotelian hylomorphism. This article reveals three things. First, it gives a roadmap towards what the author considers to be the exegetically correct reconstruction of Aristotle’s hylomorphic theory. Second, it provides a presentation of the basic claims of a neo-Aristotelian hylomorphic theory, the one argued for by M. Johnston. Finally, it argues that regardless of whatever shortcomings it may have, Aristotle’s theory has an advantage over that proposed by Johnston. Unlike Johnston’s theory, it may give us a complete account of the character of a particular object.

Translated title of the contributionAristotle and Johnston on hylomorphism and the character of objects
Original languageLithuanian
Pages (from-to)62-74
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2021


  • Aristotle
  • Constituent approach
  • Essence
  • Form
  • Hylomorphism
  • Johnston
  • Matter


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