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This bibliography presents a list of reference books and articles relevant to the discussion on the first translation in French of the entire eleventh Book of the Philoponus' Contra Proclum which precisely discusses the status of the Prime Matter. The problem of the Materia Prima is certainly one of the most important challenges of late antique Physics. It is interesting to note that such a difficulty has never been focused on an exhaustive treatise in Antiquity. If the question of the matter resists any investigation, it is because the matter is radically 'aneideos' (without form) even though it is the condition 'sine qua non' of the existence of all forms in the sensible world. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: antique Physics; Contra Proclum; Philoponus; Prime Matter



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