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Published: 30 November 2019

280 Pages

9 × 6.5 inches

ISBN: 9781474455220

Bookseller Code (06)

Aristotle on the Matter of Form

A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation

First Edition

Adriel M. Trott

Published by Edinburgh University Press


  • Argues for an interdependent relationship of form and matter in Aristotle's metaphysics
  • Offers a clear and innovative account of Aristotle's biological works, informed by Continental philosophy and inflected by feminist interests and concerns
  • Contextualizes Aristotle's views of gender in ancient Greek mythology, medicine, and early philosophy
  • Situates its argument in the debates between Luce Irigaray and Judith Butler on the meaning and role of matter in the history of philosophy
  • Challenges the gender binary by challenging the metaphysical binary of form and matter: an association that can be traced to Aristotle
  • Showcases how Aristotle's account is fundamentally phenomenological