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The Notion of Matter

Presentation in Philosophy

Paul Smith

on 25 April 2010

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Transcript of The Notion of Matter

The Notion of Matter Notions the category of existence outside of one's own mind, and independent of it. matter does not exist on itself, since Idealist state that mind is primary, and matter only a secondary property of reality, which was in first instance "created" by mind. Idealism Materialism Features of Matter according to materialism Matter is primary
Matter cannot be separated from motion
Matter is infinite
Matter itself cannot be created or destructed, but only be transformed

Origins Thales (c. 624 BC–c. 546 BC)
Anaximander (c. 610 BC–c. 546
Anaximenes (flourished 585 BC, d. 528 BC)
Empedocles (c. 490–430 BC)
Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)
Early Modernity René Descartes
Isaac Newton Aristotle Later Developments Thank You
for being such a nice audience
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