Final Exam Review 5

Final Exam Review 5 - 4. Identify the main features of an...

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4. Identify the main features of an Aristotelian science. In what respects was Aristotle's view of science an attractive and compelling one? In what respects is his view of scientific knowledge and method now regarded as seriously deficient? (676-697, 707-709, 756-757, 758-759) To begin, Aristotle’s naturalism in “Parts of Animals”, show his desire to study and to gain knowledge from all things, the unattractive and attractive, the small and the large, in nature. One must find something natural, fine and beautiful in all of them. Since we live among them, we can know about each kind of plant and animal. We can also study the heavenly and divine, which is harder because we have little contact with it, but seeing the beauty in things around us helps us to see the superior attraction of philosophy about divine things. At the beginning of metaphysics, Aristotle presents a very unplatonic notion, saying that sight , more than any of the other senses, gives us knowledge of things and clarifies many differences between them, because it is an aid in action and also when do not intend on acting. Human
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course PHIL 210 taught by Professor Rheins during the Spring '11 term at UNC.

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