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    ARISTOTLE Aristotle was born on 384 BC in Stageira‚ Chalcidice 34 miles east of modern-day Thessaloniki. His father Nicomachus was the personal physician to King Amyntas of Macedon. Aristotle educated as a member of aristocracy and at the age of eighteen‚ he went to Athens to do his further studies in Plato’s Academy. He was there at the beginning as a student of Plato‚ and then became a researcher and finally a teacher. Aristotle married Hermias’s niece Pythias who died ten years later. After

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    the Physics. By motion‚ Aristotle (384-322 BCE) understands any kind of change. He defines motion as the actuality of a potentiality. Initially‚ Aristotle’s definition seems to involve a contradiction. However‚ commentators on the works of Aristotle‚ such as St. Thomas Aquinas‚ maintain that this is the only way to define motion. In order to adequately understand Aristotle’s definition of motion it is necessary to understand what he means by actuality and potentiality. Aristotle uses the words energeia and entelechiainterchangeably

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    Luke Coviello 10/13/13 History 153 Merson Aristotle Aristotle was a pupil of the famous philosopher Plato. During his lifetime (384-322 BC) he learned and taught Socratic philosophy which was taught to him. He was taught this philosophy by Plato‚ who is responsible for all of Socrates written works since Socrates himself did not write down his teachings. During his teen years he was enrolled in Plato’s “Academy” where he then taught for about 20 years after his graduation. After this

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    an affectation in the appropriate amount. -for ex.Truthfulness: virtue regarding telling the truth about oneself Defect: self-depreciating Excess: phony omnipotence- all power and unlimited power • Distinguish goods that are‚ according to Aristotle‚ valued for the sake of other things‚ valued for their own sake‚ and valued for their own sake and for the sake of other things you want some things that gets you other stuff. for example money so its a sake for other things. valued for own sake-having

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    Aristotle is a famous Greek philosopher. Given the name “The Philosopher‚” his ideas were of great importance to Greece during his lifetime. Throughout his life in ancient Greece‚ he gained popularity because of his many teachings and brilliant logic. His early childhood influenced his scientific thoughts‚ and his time at the Academy in Athens brought him to the study of philosophy as well. Through many observations‚ he made large amounts of discoveries that are still proven true in modern times

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    Aristotle Paper- Distinguishing the Definition “A definition is an account‚ and every account has parts‚ and part of the account stands to part of the thing in just the same way that the whole account stands to the whole thing” (Aristotle 1034b20-22). This quote is how Aristotle defines a definition. So a definition is the statement of the essence of something. Defining something consists of starting with a genus and then breaking it down into species. A genus is a kind of a thing. A species is

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    Aristotle’s theory of the four causes is impossible to apply to everyday life and cannot be applied to the real world. Aristotle believed there are four causes that determine what things are and their purpose and claims this is how we differentiate one thing from another. These four causes are known as the material cause‚ the efficient cause‚ the formal cause and most importantly for Aristotle‚ the final cause‚ and these together describe how ‘things’ transform from the state of actuality to potentiality

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    Essay Question #1 Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote the Nicomachean Ethics‚ portraying the significance of studying the realms of ethics and political science. In his work‚ Aristotle focuses on the theme of how human beings can attain the chief human good—happiness—at which everything aims. Aristotle argues that ethics‚ the study of moral character‚ and political science‚ the branch of knowledge and analysis of political activity and behavior‚ must be closely studied together in order

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  • Aristotle and Meteorology

    Thesis: How accurate or inaccurate were Aristotle ’s writings on meteorology? Introduction: Aristotle wrote about many subjects that can be grouped into five general divisions: logic‚ physical works‚ psychological works‚ natural history works‚ and philosophical works. One of the little known physical works concerned meteorology. Aristotle ’s views on meteorology are fascinating‚ but many of the views were not accurate. This paper compares only a few of his views to actual meteorological facts

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  • Aristotle and Weed

    Philosopy - Ethics Assignment #1 – Aristotle What Would Aristotle Think About Legalizing Marijuana? What would Aristotle think about legalizing Marijuana? When attempting to speculate on how Aristotle would feel about this inquiry‚ I feel that only one thing must be addressed. What kind of person does marijuana make me‚ and does the legalization of marijuana increase or decrease a person’s ability to be happy and good? What Kind of Person According to Aristotle‚ the difference between animals

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