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5/14/2018 8:51 pm  #1

Esse vs primary matter

If esse doesn't have an essence but is merely indeterminate in itself with respect to essence then what distinguishes primary matter from esse? 


5/14/2018 11:09 pm  #2

Re: Esse vs primary matter

Isn't esse more like form insofar as it's an actualizing principle? We can't say a particular thing exists unless it has an act of existence. An essence always stands in potency to esse insofar as, without esse, it's merely an abstraction and isn't instantiated. 


5/14/2018 11:11 pm  #3

Re: Esse vs primary matter

This old post might help, Gary. For a start, anyway.


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