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-'''Hylomorphism''' (Greek ὑλο- ''hylo-'', "wood, matter" + -morphism < Greek μορφή, ''morphē'', "form") is a [[philosophy|philosophical]] theory developed by [[Aristotle]], which analyzes [[wiktionary:substance|substance]] into [[matter]] and form. More precisely, substances are conceived of as forms inhering in matter. 
-[[Medieval]] [[theology|theologians]], newly exposed to Aristotle's philosophy, applied hylomorphism to Christian doctrines such as the [[transubstantiation]] of the Eucharist's bread and wine into the body and blood of [[Jesus]]. Theologians such as [[Duns Scotus]] developed Christian applications of hylomorphism.+'''Hylomorphism''' is a [[philosophy|philosophical]] theory developed by [[Aristotle]], which conceives [[being]] ([[ousia]]) as a compound of [[matter]] and [[Substantial form|form]].
 +The word "hylomorphism" is a 19th-century term formed from the Greek words ὕλη ''hyle'', "wood, matter" and μορφή, ''morphē'', "form."
==See also== ==See also==
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* [[Materialism]] * [[Materialism]]
* [[Substance theory]] * [[Substance theory]]
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Hylomorphism is a philosophical theory developed by Aristotle, which conceives being (ousia) as a compound of matter and form.

The word "hylomorphism" is a 19th-century term formed from the Greek words ὕλη hyle, "wood, matter" and μορφή, morphē, "form."

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