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Unformatted text preview: according to Aquinas; they are all beings o The ultimate reality for someone like Aquinas is GOD o All of us have a desire to be real, good and the only way to be that is to use GOD • If you have a more naturalistic view, then you’re like Aristotle o Aristotle’s God is a principle of motion o Not a religious type God ULIMATELY THE QUESTION IS… • DO THINGS HAVE A NATURE? HOW DO WE KNOW THAT? (Problem of universals) o How do we understand a meaning of a term? Ex: how is the name “Fido, Rover and Bailey” related to the term “dog” but Garfield is not Extreme realism (platonic idealism) Moderate realism (Aristotle/Aquinas) Conceptualism (Locke, Kant) Nominalism (Hume, Quine)...
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- Metaphysics, ACCIDENTAL CHANGE Change, religious type God