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Unformatted text preview: b. Some bronze (which was shapeless) becomes a statue. In case (a), the subject is man , the form is musical and the privation is unmusical . In case (b), the subject is bronze , the form is statue and the privation is shapeless . The subjectthe man, or the bronzepersists through the change. Of the other terms involved, the earlier ones (unmusicality, shapelessness) cease to exist, while the later ones (musicality, the statue) come into existence. These were cases of coming into being (generation), since lacks or privations were replaced by forms. Ceasing to be (destruction) occurs when a form is replaced by a privationwhen matter is deprived of form. This would happen, for example, when a statue is melted down into a shapeless pool of bronze. The bronze persists, but the statue has ceased to exist....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PHI PHI2010 taught by Professor Jorgerigol during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09