Aristotle: Body and Soul

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Aristotle: The Body and Soul

  • Believed that all living things had both a body and a soul
  • The body is the material of which something is made (material cause), and the soul the form, purpose and shape of the thing (Formal cause)
  • Analogy of the axe: Wood and metal are the body, the soul is its shape and ability to cut
  • Analogy of a statue - statue needs the soul to make the material into a statue - 'It indubitably follows that the soul is inseparable from the


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