St.Thomas Aquinas part 3

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What is the first way in the 'Summa Theologiae'?
The first way is Change
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What does this mean?
What has been moved must have a mover
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What is this called?
Prime mover or first cause
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What does St.Thomas Aquinas argue about this?
Aquinas argued the prime mover was God
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He spoke of things achieving their what?
He spoke of things achieving their potential
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From what would they achieve this?
These things will achieve their potential through an external influence
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What example did Aquinas use to support this argument?
Aquinas used the example of fire making wood hot to support this argument
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Develop this and explain how this example supports this argument?
When applied to wood, fire changes the wood to achieve its potential of becoming hot. In order for a thing to change, actuality is required
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What does Potentiality mean?
Potentiality refers to the possibilities within something to change
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What does actuality mean?
Actuality refers to the reality of something at the present time.
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