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Aristotle by Mind Map: Aristotle
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Aristotle

Biology

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

Nature does nothing by chance. We have been given senses to use them to understand the world.

To engage the problem of knowledge, we must begin with our senses

How our senses differ from animals

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

Animals differ by having the power of sensation and perception

How differs from Plato and Socrates

Scientific and practical thinker

Does not believe in the World of Forms

Creates and applies a scientific model to philosophical investigation

Teleological System

Material cause - the material from which the thing is made

Formal cause - the shape or form a thing must take in order to be recognized

Efficient cause - the actual force used to make thing

Final cause - the ultimate purpose of the thing

Where Forms reside

Inside the things themselves

Each thing we see is part of a telelogical (goal oriented) system