Definition of material cause in English:
(In Aristotelian thought) the matter or substance that constitutes a thing.
- The four aspects are the formal cause, the material cause, the efficient cause, and the final cause.
- Furthermore, whatever there is must have pre-existed in its material cause, as material causes cannot create something other than what is there in the first place.
- One is the material cause or matter, the physical make-up of the thing, which puts considerable restrictions on what it can be and do.
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