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Aristotle by Mind Map: Aristotle

1. How do our senses differ from animals'?

1.1. nutritive, reproductive, and locomotive power

1.1.1. animals have the power of sensation and perception

1.1.1.1. complex animals have intellectual power

1.1.1.1.1. humans have reason, animals don't

2. Biology

2.1. "All men by nature desire to know. An example is the delight we take in our senses."

2.1.1. TRUST YOUR SENSES

2.1.1.1. Senses help us understand the world

2.1.1.1.1. to engage in knowledge, must begin with senses

3. New node

4. Teleological System

4.1. everything in the world has a cause

4.1.1. material cause- the material from which the thing is made

4.1.1.1. formal cause- the shape or form a thing takes in order to be recognized

4.1.1.1.1. efficient cause- the actual force used to make thing

5. Different from Plato and Socrates?

5.1. Aristotle is scientific and practical

5.1.1. doesn't believe in world of forms

5.1.1.1. everything that we can understand are the things that we can touch

5.1.1.1.1. applies scientific model to philosophical investigation

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