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Transcript of Aristotle
and Allyson Airoldi Aristotle "What is Natural" photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Aristotle
384 BC – 322 BC
Student of Plato
Aristotle's life was devoted to the study of the objects of natural science Of things in nature, some are eternal, and some can decay.
Aristotle looks for what is common in examples we see as natural
"...what exists "by Nature" has within itself a principle of motion and of stationaries, with respect of place, or growth and decrease, or by the way of alteration..." Physics, Book 2 taken from "The Giants Speak" e.p. First and Primarily a Biologist Potentiality Big and.... ... small One who does not know a certain subject, but possesses the ability to learn it First Grade of Actuality Second Grade of Actuality Person who does not know a subject, but uses it now Actively using the subject Humans
Reptiles and Fish
Inanimate Matter Nature Can Be Organized
"Ladder of Nature"