Chapter 15. Mixing the Elements

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Theodore Scaltsas founder director

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch15

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Scaltsas, T. (2009) Mixing the Elements, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch15

Editor Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661



  • mixing the elements and the early elements;
  • Aristotle's hylomorphism – his theory of the matter-form relation;
  • Aristotle's elements;
  • combining the elements;
  • mixing by division;
  • account of mixing and potential persistence;
  • further considerations on mechanism of mixing


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Early Elements

  • Aristotle's Elements

  • Combining the Elements

  • Mixing by Division

  • The Account of Mixing and Potential Persistence

  • Further Considerations on the Mechanism of Mixing

  • Notes

  • Bibliography