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Aristotles concept of cause


TRUE KNOWLEDGE Unlike Plato, Aristotle did not believe there are two separate
realms. He believed the world we live in is the only place in which we can have true
knowledge, because it is through our sense experience that we come to…

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II. Efficient Cause ­ The agent that brings something about. In the case of a statue
the act of chiseling is the efficient cause. It asks the question: How did it happen?

III. Formal Cause ­ The characteristics of the object. The person or mythical beast
that the statue resembles.…


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