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Material Cause (1)
What is it made up of? eg. bricks
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Formal Cause (2)
The characteristics/structure of the object. eg. shelter
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Efficient Cause (3)
How did it come about? eg. builders
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Final Cause (4)
The purpose or reason fot its existence
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Horizontal (linea) Causes
Idea of infinite regress.
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Potentiality to Actuality
Objects subject to decay.
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Potentiality to Actuality
Affected by the causes but never decay.
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Pure actuality, lacking potentiality
Not subjected to the four causes.
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'Goodness'
The extent of which somethings potential/purpose fufilled.
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The characteristics/structure of the object. eg. shelter

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Formal Cause (2)

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How did it come about? eg. builders

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The purpose or reason fot its existence

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Idea of infinite regress.

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