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Aristotle by Mind Map: Aristotle

1. How does he differ from Socrates & plato?

1.1. Aristotle was a scientific & practical thinker, meaning he used his senses something socrates told us not to do

1.1.1. He doesn't believe in the world of forms but rather he says that everything that is real is in the world we see before us. Everything we can understand we can also touch

2. What is the teleological system?

2.1. Aristotle believed that everything in the world has causes that drive them to be created. Each thing we see is part of this system.

2.1.1. He divided these causes into 4 different types: The Material Cause, The Formal Cause, The Efficient Cause & The Final Cause He explains that The Final Cause is the ultimate purpose of the thing, for humans he says that this is happiness. However this is more than just the feeling and can be achieved when virtue is a achieved Doryphoros Example: Material Cause: Bronze/Marble

3. Where do the forms reside?

3.1. He believes that the forms lie inside the things themselves

3.1.1. Take for example the oak tree; inside the acorn lies what will become the oak tree

4. How do are senses differ from other animals?

4.1. Animals differ by having he power of perception/sensation

4.1.1. More complex animals show the ability to problem solve However, Aristotle argues that humans have a special intellectual power called reason which is the ability to comprehend universals.