Aristotle’s Empirical Causal Theory and Plato’s Eternal and Unchanging Forms


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The Importance of Aristotle’s Empirical Causal Theory in a Compare and Contrast Analysis of Plato’s Eternal and Unchanging Forms
This philosophical study will analyze the importance of Aristotle’s empirical causality theory in a compare and contrast analysis of Plato’s theory of eternal and unchanging Forms. My belief in Aristotle’s empirical causal theory defines the important way in which direct observation reveals the ever-changing nature of the universe and existence. In contrast to this, Plato defines how the Forms are unchanging and eternal as the Good, yet there is no objective proof of this theory. Also, Plato defines the Forms as being outside of human perception, yet somehow he has knowledge of them. In essence, Aristotle’s...
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..... student of Plato and made equally subjective comments about the eternal causality of the universe, his use of objective direct observation techniques to observe natural phenomenon set the course for modern scientific civilization. These contributions to scientific advancement are extremely important and define why I believe in Aristotle’s view of empirical causality as vital to my worldview of life in the 21st century. Most importantly, Aristotle’s crude observations of nature and animals provided the foundation for the technological and scientific advances used today.
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Plato. (2011). Phaedo. New York: Createspace.