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Aristotle by Mind Map: Aristotle
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Aristotle

Aristotle's Biology

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

Believed nature does nothing by chance. Senses are used to understand the world.

To obtain knowledge, you must begin with your senses.

How do our senses differ from other animals?

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

Animals differ by having the power of sensation and perception.

More complex animals have intellectual power (problem solving ability).

Humans have a special intellectual power called reason, the ability to comprehend universals.

How is Aristotle different from Plato and Socrates.

He is a scientific and practical thinker.

Does not believe in the world of forms. Everything we can understand we can touch

He applies a scientific model to philosophical investigation.

What is a Teleological System?

He believed that everything has causes.

Where do the forms reside?

Aristotle believed that the forms lie inside the things themselves.

Each thing that we see is part of a teleological (goal oriented) system.