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2018 Aquinas Lecture

What does it mean to be immaterial?

Presented by Therese Scarpelli Cory, University of Notre Dame.

The philosophical debate about the existence of non-physical or immaterial substances is seemingly endless. But it is not so easy to say what exactly it would mean for something to be “immaterial.” I propose a concept of immateriality, drawn from Aquinas's philosophy of mind.

Suggested reading: Subjectivity & Selfhood in Medieval & Early Modern Philosophy