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Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, famous for his prolific writings on a vast array of subjects, including logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, politics, and even the natural sciences. He is widely considered a "founding figure" in Western philosophy.

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There is this related in Metaphysics: It is clear that we must obtain knowledge of the primary causes, because it is when we think that we understand its primary cause that we claim to know each p …
answered Apr 15 '15 by James Kingsbery
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To take one example, consider the virtue of courage. Aristotle describes in 1116a and 1116b of Nicomachean Ethics (as just two examples), several examples of courageous and uncourageous behavior … Aristotle: Moreover, to be happy takes a complete lifetime; for one swallow does not make spring, nor does one fine day; and similarly one day or a brief period of happiness does not make a man …
answered Aug 11 '15 by James Kingsbery
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No upvoted answers, so I figured I'd give it a go. There is a thought in Christian philosophy that says that the world is not of God's substance. A derivative of the Latin word substantia is found in …
answered May 6 '14 by James Kingsbery
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From reading the paragraph after, it seems that Zoology is not a good guide here for being. Based on the line you quoted, a genus specifically refers to something that "predicates univocally." When so …
answered Jul 13 '15 by James Kingsbery
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Here are some things I do that I find helpful for philosophical and theological things (like you, I don't do things for academics, I do it for my own sake): 1) SQ3R is helpful. You want to start by g …
answered May 6 '14 by James Kingsbery