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Unformatted text preview: Exam 2 Study Guide Knowledge of the following terms and ideas will be helpful to you for the upcoming exam. Aristotle: Material Cause, Formal Cause, Final Cause, Efficient Cause, Teleology, Necessity, form, matter, Nature, luck, chance, actuality, potentiality How can the four causes be reduced to two (which three are similar and why)? Knowing the causes of a thing gives us .? (What is the purpose of knowing causes?) Indeed, the form is more nature than the matter is. Things that are changeless are outside the scope of the study of nature. Descartes: evil genius (why Descartes needs him), clear and distinct perceptions, method of doubt (know the stages, and why hes doing this doubting), capacities of a thinking thing, wax example, substance, what an idea is, three kinds of ideas, emotion, judgment, the source of error, proof for the existence of God, intellect, will, objective reality Thus after everything has been most carefully weighed, it must finally be established that this...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 152 taught by Professor Ferry during the Spring '08 term at UMBC.
- Spring '08