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  • note 3
    1 3 ad 2 some things are found to be added to Being because Being finally boils down to ten upper genera of which each one adds something to Being not however some accident or difference is added residing outside the essence of Being but a determined mode of Being which has its foundation in the very existence of the thing De Ver 21 1 So while substance can have

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  • note 1
    the same individual Substance the mixtum for example a chemical compound cannot consist of parts that are themselves Substances this is the stipulation So the elements of the mixtum are themselves not Substances implying that no substantial form of any element is present in the mixtum And because qualities which are Accidents are in some way derived from or at least sustained by the substantial form they cannot be present

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  • note 2
    DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS In organisms and also in some inorganic systems we have to do with systems which find themselves in a state far away from thermodynamic equilibrium which is the cause of their complex nature This far from thermodynamic equilibrium

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  • note 3
    crystal of say Alum Substitution of ions electrically charged atoms or groups of atoms for example a replacement of Aluminum by Chromium could during the initial growth phase of the crystal affect all relevant places in the crystal lattice But especially in the case of larger crystals the replacement could well be incomplete for example not all Aluminum ions are replaced by Chromium ions And if only a very small

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  • note 4
    it maps onto itself i e if the structure remains unchanged in all respects after a certain linear shift of this structure i e after an operation of linear movement of the whole structure over a certain distance has been carried out A structure has a point symmetry if it maps onto itself after an operation executed on that structure such that at least one point of this structure has

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  • note 5
    Note 5 About specific and generic propria St Thomas writes in Chapter 6 of his De Ente et Essentia line 91 back to main text

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  • note 1
    highest structural level of a thing highest but to be sure a level which does not extend beyond the thing itself This because Metaphysics is an interiority contemplation with respect to the thing i e a consideration of the thing

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  • note 2
    level the world looks quite different showing very strange phenomena At the macroscopic level the quantum of action i e the fact that there is a smallest quantum of action is insignificant because of the smallness of this quantum At the macroscopic level it is the bulk large quantity of matter which is predominant resulting in the emergence of properties which are absent at the microscopic level but nevertheless originate

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