Aristotle's Theory of Material Substance: Heat and Pneuma, Form and Soul by Mr. Gad Freudenthal (Paperback, 1999)

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Freudenthal argues that Aristotle's concept of heat is a crucial but hitherto ignored part of this account. Aristotle's 'canonical', four-element theory of matter fails to explain the coming-to-be of material substances (the way matter becomes organized) and their persistence (why substances do not disintegrate into their components).