Aristotle's Philosophy

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Aristotle's Philosophy by Mind Map: Aristotle's Philosophy

1. Biology

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

1.2. Nature does nothing by chance

1.3. We have been given the sense to understand the world

2. How Our Senses Differ from other Animals

2.1. All forms of life have nutritive, reproductive, and locomotive power

2.2. Animals differ from plants

2.2.1. Sensation

2.2.2. Perception

2.3. More Complex animals have intellectual Power

2.4. Humans have Special intelligence power called reason, the ability to comprehend universals

3. Plato Vs. Socrates

3.1. Aristotle - Everything has causes

3.1.1. Things that drive them to be created

3.2. There are Four Causes

3.2.1. Material - The Material form which the thing is made

3.2.2. Formal Change - The Shape or Form a thing must take in order to be regoignized

3.2.3. Efficient Cause - The Actual Force used to make a thing

3.2.4. Final Cause - What is the ultimate purpose of the thing?

4. Teleological System

5. Doryphorus

5.1. What is the Material Cause? Marble

5.2. What is the formal cause? Nude

5.3. What is the efficient Cause? Chisel, sandpaper, hammer

5.4. Wgat is the final cause? To teach you something Dialectic, Greek Virtues

5.4.1. Intelligence

5.4.2. Reason

5.4.3. Mathematical Perfection

6. Forms

6.1. Lie inside the things themselves

6.2. Form of the Oak Tree is inside the Acorn

6.3. Part of the Teleological (goal oriented) system