Aristotle II Q's

Aristotle II Q's - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY STUMPF,...

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INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY STUMPF, Aristotle II THE PLACE OF MAN “The processes of nature, then, involve the continuous ___________ from one  form to another.”  Transformation What are the “simple bodies” out of which nature makes things? [ Air, fire, earth,  water.    In one way or another, all things are reducible down to these.]   What do bodies have within themselves that determine what they do or become? A principle of motion and rest HUMAN RATIONALITY How did Aristotle differ from Plato regarding the soul?  [Plato: the body is the  prison of the soul.    Aristotle:    the body and soul together form on substance (the  body is the matter, the soul is the form).   How did Aristotle differ from Plato regarding the content of the mind at birth? He believed that the mind begins as a blank tablet, rather than being eternal and having memories of things before the body as Plato did. ETHICS What does Aristotle’s theory of ethics center around?  [The belief that man, like  everything else in nature, has a distinctive “end” to achieve or a function to  fulfill.] Therefore, his ethics is called ______  [teleological] What was Plato’s view of the good toward which people should aim? A knowledge of the Idea of Good.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course P 311 taught by Professor Morley during the Fall '07 term at Masters CA.

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