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Algazali agreed with Avicenna that the corporeal form is not identical with the dimensions, but he identified it with cohesion. Averroes, disagreeing with both, maintained that the corporeal form is identical with the indeterminate three dimensions. Cf. A. , 1929), p. 578, n. 16,b,andpp. 579-590, n. 18, and my essay "Aristotle's 'First Matter' and Avicenna's and Averroes' 'Corporeal Form,'" Harry A. Wolfson Jubilee Volume (Jerusalem, 1965), English Section, I, pp. 385-406. In the De Substantia Orbis Averroes discusses only his own view and that of Avicenna, defending the former and criticizing the latter.

Averroes' text of this passage reads: iUSj tLi^l £ > j ^tll U J» JlaJlj*j? J l i Uu\j *L£*llt j» Ar-\j JS* jty? IJAJ elo- iUi , "Et etiam dicitur substantia illud, quod significat quid in omnibus rebus, et definitionem earum, et hoc est substantia cuiuslibet rei" (Long Commentary on Metaphysics V, t. 15, Arabic: p. 564, lines 3-4; Latin: Vol. VIII, 118r, B, and (ed. Ponzalli) p. 134, lines 1213). ' 19 D^Von onmn. The Latin texts -state explicitly that there are five factors common to substantial and accidental change ("communia quidem sunt quinque quae insunt transmutationi substantial!

But the second kind of change, and that is the one in which neither the name nor the definition of the things is changed, they called accidental change" {Long Commentary on Physics I, com. 63, Vol. IV, 37v, M-38r, A). 46 Chapter One change in the individuals underlying, as subjects, these descriptive predicates, neither in the term by which they are called nor in their definition. Examples of such descriptive predicates are those called qualities, quantities and the other categories called accidents.

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