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Aristotle by Mind Map: Aristotle

1. Aristotles biology

1.1. He stated "All Men by nature desire to know. An example is the delight we take in our senses

1.1.1. He feels that it is our senses that make us curious, wanting to learn more

1.1.1.1. He believes that nature does nothing by chance and we use senses to understand the world

2. How do our senses differ from animals?

2.1. All forms of life have 3 things in common

2.1.1. Nutritive-feeding themselves

2.1.1.1. Reproductive- Making and creating life

2.1.1.1.1. Cocomotive- they move in some way

3. Animals differ...

3.1. having the power of densation and perception

3.1.1. Complex animals have intellectual power

3.1.1.1. Aristotle said humans have special power called REASON which is the ability to comprehend the universe

4. How does Aristotle differ from Plato and Socrates?

4.1. Aristotle is a scientific and practical thinker

4.1.1. He does not believe in the world of the forms, but think thats everything that we can understand are the things that can be TOUGHT

4.1.1.1. He creates and applies a scientific model to philosophical investigation.

5. What is a teleological system?

5.1. Aristotle believed that everything in this world has cause (things that drive them to be created)

6. He provides 4 causes

6.1. Material Cause- the thing from which the thing is made

6.1.1. Formal Cause- the shape or form a thing must take in order to be recognized

6.1.1.1. Efficent Cause- The actual force used to make the thing

6.1.1.1.1. Final Cause- Greek virtue of wisdom, perfection, beauty, math matical perfection

7. Where do the forms reside?

7.1. Aristotle believes that he forms lie inside the thing themselve

7.1.1. EXAMPLE: a form of the oak tree is inside of the acorn

7.1.1.1. Each thing we see is all apart of a system

8. YOUR GOAL IS TO BE A MORALLY EXCELLENT PERSON WHO IS VIRTUELESS