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Unformatted text preview: 2. Formal cause - what of a thing 3. Efficient cause – how of a thing 4. Material cause – made out of a thing • Plato presented the difference between Reality vs. Appearance o Reality is placed within the “Forms” PHI 22:19:50 Jose Alvarez Humanity is something that you contemplate not something that you understand. Rationality is something close to something like eternity, it is perfect, necessary, etc. o In the world of appearance, everything is temporary, changes, imperfect, sucks, etc. o According to Plato, reality is not technically in this world while appearance is in this world. Known as Dichotomist thinking is the split between reality and appearance. •...
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- Spring '08
- Ethics , Causality, efficient cause, material cause, Jose Alvarez