Definition of hylomorphic in English:



  • See hylomorphism

    • ‘To sum up, the city-state is a hylomorphic compound of a particular population in a given territory (material cause) and a constitution (formal cause).’
    • ‘We noted in discussing Aristotle's hylomorphic analysis of change generally that his account requires the existence of suitably disposed subjects of change.’
    • ‘This comes from the hylomorphic distinction between form and matter, or appearance and essence.’
    • ‘They are hylomorphic compounds - compounds of matter and form - and the subject criterion looks rather different from the hylomorphic perspective.’