Sunday, May 28, 2006
The Aristotelian Knit!
It is curious how much knitting reminds me of Aristotle's ontology. You have a logical structure, or form (the pattern) being imposed on the substratum (yarn) in such a way as to create a primary substance (sock). This process is an excellent demonstration of Aristotle's conception of change. The interplay of actuality and potentiality present in this act of becoming, reminds one that there is something to Aristotle's way of thinking.