On 4/20/2013 12:16 PM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
Then a majority of atheist believes in Matter. That has been introduced as an hypothesis
by Aristotle (although he appears to be unclear in some passage),
I don't know why you keep attributing the belief in matter to Aristotle? First, belief in
matter was commonplace. Second, Aristotle was more a dualist who believed in a
teleological spirit animating things: Stones "wanted" to sink. Air "wanted" to rise.
Third, Aristotle opposed the atomism of Democritus which is more nearly the metaphysical
ancestor of modern science.
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