The Material Constituents of the Object
As mentioned at the end of the last chapter, whenever one speaks of the parts of a complex object, one has to consider, in addition to what one calls a part in the usual sense, also the relations which obtain among these parts and which are no less constituents of the complex whole. The totality of the first mentioned kind of parts is customarily called the material [Stoff] of which the whole consists, while the totality of the constituents of the second kind is called the form [Form] of the whole. We distinguish, accordingly, for every complex between its material and its formal constituents.1
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