aristotle

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  • ARISTOTLE
    • monist - 1 reality
      • a posteriori
    • 4 causes
      • material cause
        • what it is made of
      • formal cause
        • the shape/structure
      • efficient cause
        • designer/creator
      • final cause
        • purpose
    • cause and effect- must have a starting point
      • prime mover
        • unmoved mover- cannot move
        • gives a purpose to everything
        • moves other things through attraction
        • must be perfect
        • pure actuality
        • necessary existence
        • pure thought
    • analogy
      • cats and milk
        • cats attracted to milk bowl of milk doesn't move
    • arguments
      • cats don't explain the attraction
      • infinate reggression
        • numbers are concepts so can't be compared with things which are contingent
      • knowledge based experience so can only be true up to a point (new evidence can change theories)

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