By Aviezer Tucker
The fifty entries during this Companion hide the most matters within the philosophies of historiography and background, together with ordinary heritage and the practices of historians.
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However, because they rejected the hylomorphist match between the forms of (properly working) sense and of the stimulating entity, mechanical philosophers also had a subtly different understanding of the errors to which the senses may give rise even when they are working correctly and contemporaneously with the engendering subject. For the scholastic, a correctly operating sense organ possesses an activated form that necessarily matches the form of the external entity. The organ’s form does not just come close to complementing the latter’s property; the two are indissolubly united.
252). Bruno rejected scholastic forms altogether and “saw matter as a real substantial principle—stable, persistent, capable of receiving all forms and therefore nobler and more durable than any limited form that must eventually disappear. Disregarding individual species and genus as illusions of merely logical diversity, he concluded that the forms indicated by these notional distinctions lacked substantiality” (Copenhaver, 1988, p. 293). . . ”29 Among the most fundamental of scholastic doctrines, and certainly one that could not be missed by even a cursory reader, was hylomorphism.
37 Loosely, Magirus’ first four books respectively concern motion and cause, celestial, terrestrial, and atmospheric affairs; the fifth concentrates on the mineral, animal, and vegetable worlds, while the sixth concerns the soul. 38 Stahl’s eight and ninth “titles” are, respectively, “circa doctrinam materiae,” and “circa doctrinam formae”; subject and accident are treated in title 16. 39 Wallace, 1988, asserts otherwise, remarking that Newton’s “enduring concern was with the world of nature, and thus he was basically a natural philosopher.
A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography by Aviezer Tucker