Keywords for Aristotle and Plato

a major branch of philosophy concerning the existence and nature of things
metaphysics
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knowledge gained through logic and reasoning
a priori
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the processing of using a rational, systematic series of steps to arrive at a conclusion
logical reasoning
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Plato's theory that everything on earth if an inferior copy of the ideal in a permanent spiritual reality
theory of the forms
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ultimate object of knowledge
form of the good
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an analogy that helps people understand the theory of forms
analogy of the cave
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the theory that all knowledge is based on experience derived from the senses
empiricism
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knowledge gained from experience
a posteriori
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Aristotle's theory that all things have 4 'reasons' for being
four causes
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philisophical study of nature by attemping to describe things in terms of their telos
teleology
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Aristotle's idea of the primary cause for all motion
prime mover
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existing forever
eternal
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the state of existing in reality
actuality
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the ability to develop or come into existence
potentiality
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knowledge gained through logic and reasoning

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Plato's theory that everything on earth if an inferior copy of the ideal in a permanent spiritual reality

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ultimate object of knowledge

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