I am not sure that the Aristotelic term applied
to this. I see hylemorphism as the position that
matter beggets form (rather the other way
around which is the more platonic position).

I think it applies fully to the group of attempts
to build Relational  (Classical and Quantum)
Theories of space-time such as the work of
Smolin,Rovelli, Barbour and such...
These follow Leibnitz in proposing that Space
(and time) are not things but objective relations
between material objects.

I find these interesting but anti-platonic.


scerir wrote:

From: "Joao Leao"
> Our access to mathematical archetypes is in
> this sense a "map" to help us "make our way back
> to the garden", as Joni Mitchell (that great
> Platonist) would put it!

If I remember well - but I studied all that 35
years ago - Aristotle called all that 'hylomorphism',
from hule = matter, or sustance, and morphe = form,
or in-formation.

Whether or not hylomorphism has something to do
with the limited information carried by quantum
states and quantum states themselves, the carriers
of that limited information, is something which
I find interesting :-)



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