Analysis Of Aristotle's Conception Of Philosophy In Metaphysics By Aristotle

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1) What is Aristotle’s conception of the discipline of philosophy in Metaphysics, Bk. alpha? What is his strategy for addressing this issue? How does he proceed? What is his assessment of his predecessors? Explain. What is his reasoning? Is his assessment justified? Why or why not?

In Metaphysics, Bk. Alpha, Aristotle’s conception of the disciple of philosophy is very interesting. He claims that there has been a movement from past beliefs and an entire new discipline of philosophy has emerged, one that is interested in primary being. He states that philosophy is made up of truths that have been discovered through people’s experiences as well as general knowledge of science in the world. He addresses the issue by proposing the theory of the four becauses. He goes on to explain each because.
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He stated that essences are changeless, eternal, immaterial, perfect, and knowledge; that the particulars were changing, ephemeral, material, imperfect, perception, and opinion. His criticism of the Platonism Theory stemmed from the feeling that it lacked explanatory power. He states that it is implausible that essence be removed from something. Overall, Aristotle knew that the old ways of philosophy did not address or explain as thoroughly as they should have for complete understanding. I believe his assessment is justified because it takes philosophy to another level in which there are more questions being answered logically rather than leaving them to the unknown.

2) What is Aristotle’s theory of the four becauses? Explain. What is his reasoning? What is he attempting to achieve by means of this account? How is this integral to his philosophical enterprise? Is his account successful? Why or why

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