by juan aguirre
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In his metaphysics, Aristotle takes, " all
men by nature desire to know. an
example is the delight we take in our
Nature does nothing by chance, we have
been given senses to use them to understand
To engage the problem of
knowledge, we must begin with our
How do senses differ from
All forms of life have nutritive,
reproductive and locomotive
Aristotle argues that humans have a special
intellectual power called reason, which is the
ability to comprehend universals.
How does Aristotle differ
from Plato and Socrates?
Aristotle is a scientific and
Doesn't believe in the world of the forms,
but thinks that everything that we can
understand are the things we can touch.
What is a teleological
Aristotle believed that everything in this
world has causes the provided four causes.
Material Cause - The Material
from which the thing is made
Formal Abuse - the shape or form a
thing must take in order to be
Efficient Cause - What is the
ultimate purpose of the thing
Final Cause- what is the
ultimate purpose of the thing.
Where do forms reside?
Aristotle believes that the
forms lie inside the things
DNA is an example
For example, the oak tree is in
the acorn it will reach its goal.
How does this apply to
Ethics is the study of how
humans obtain happiness
Aristotle believes you have to practice
to become virtuous in between the