motion is not in and for itself but refers back to a factor which is the mass of the other, so that their
sizes can be exchanged, and the motion remains the same.
This externality of determinate being constitutes the special determinacy of matter. But in this it
does not remain limited by a quantitative difference, rather the difference is essentially a qualitative
one, so that the determinacy of matter constitutes its being.
The empty abstraction of formless matter contains a merely quantitative difference and views its
further determinacy as a form inessential to it. Even the forces of attraction and repulsion are
supposed to influence it externally. Since it is the concept positing itself outside of itself it is so