does nothing uselessly.
All men by nature desire
Aristotle pens Physics.
matter and form and the four causes-material, formal, efficient and final.
For example, to explain a statue, one can offer:
cause, that out of which the statue is made, is the marble or bronze.
The formal cause, that according to which the statue is made, is the
shape that the sculptor has learned to sculpt.
The efficient cause, or
agent, is the sculptor. The final cause, is that for the sake of which the
statue is made, the (actual) statue.
There can be no potentiality
Aristotle argues that, although
motion is eternal, there cannot be an infinite series of movers and of things
Therefore there must be an Initial Cause or Mover.
the Mover itself must remain unmoved and thus the Mover sits remaining unmoved contemplating
its own navel.
Nothing reaches the Mover and this is why it remains
A tyrant must put on
the appearance of uncommon devotion to
Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a
ruler who they consider god fearing and pious.
As well, it is much more
difficult for the citizenry to move against a ruler who appears to be allied
with the gods.
Aristotle showed a preference for the investigation of the
facts and laws of the physical
He tutored Alexander III of Macedonia.
Aristotle forged syllogisms with modalities (modal logic).
word modal refers to the word 'modes', explaining the fact that modal logic
deals with the modes of truth.
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