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  • Copernicus's Heliocentric Theories Of Planetary Motion
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    Aristotle vs. Copernicus Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shared with Plato the distinction of being the most famous of ancient philosophers. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy. He remained there for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 bc, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias (d. 3...
  • Aristotle's Theory Of The Natural World States
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    How do we explain the world around us How can we get to the truth Plato and Aristotle began the quest to find the answers thousands of years ago. Amazingly, all of philosophy since that time can be described as only a rehashing of the original argument between Plato and Aristotle. Plato and Aristotle's doctrines contrast in the concepts of reality, knowledge at birth, and the mechanism to find the truth. Firstly, Plato's concept of reality contrasts with Aristotle's concept. Plato's theory of id...
  • Aristotles And Ptolemys Theories
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    Galileo was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. He was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. In the mid 1570's, he and his family moved to Florence and he started his formal education in a local monastery. He was sent to the University of Pisa in 1581. While there, he studied medicine and the philosophy of Aristotle until 1585. During these years at the university, he realized that he never really had any interest in medicine but that he had a talent for math. It was in 1585...
  • Aristotle And Ayn Rand
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    Why Shouldn't We Be Selfish? Selfishness is an act that humans innately have implanted within them. Ayn Rand being a rational egoist had many moral beliefs, one being especially about selfishness. She believed that: "Self-interest, properly understood, is the standard of morality and selflessness is the deepest immorality". (Ayn Rand 279) This basically emphasizes that you should see oneself, as an end to oneself. A person's own life and happiness are their highest values, and that they don't ex...
  • Aristotle Politics Aristotle In His Book Politics
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    Aristotle Politics Aristotle in his book politics, argues that the political association is the highest form of human association, and making all his conclusions based on the assumption that 'polis' is the best and only sensible political system. He further adds that political association is the most sovereign and aims at the highest good Politics is largely an attempt to determine or rather prove that political association is the best suited way for securing the happiness of its members or as c...
  • Aristotle's Theories And Experiments On Rhetoric
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    ristotle (384-322 B.C.) was a Greek philosopher, educator, and scientist. He was able to combine the thoughts of Socrates and Plato to create his own ideas and definition of rhetoric. He wrote influential works such as Rhetoric and Organon, which presented these new ideas and theories on rhetoric. Much of what is Western thought today evolved from Aristotle's theories and experiments on rhetoric. Aristotle's Life Aristotle was born in 384 B.C., in Northern Greece. His father was a physician to t...
  • Aristotle's Ideas And Thoughts About Biology
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    The Effects of Aristotelian Teleological Thought on Darwin's Mechanistic Views ofEvolutionJordan Hoffman The need to understand organisms has been a much sought goal of science since its birth as biology. History shows Aristotle and Charles Darwin as two of the most powerful biologists of all time. Aristotle's teleological method was supported widely for over 2,000 years. One scientist remarks that the Aristotelian teleology 'has been the ghost, the unexplained mystery which has haunted biology ...
  • Aristotle Believes In The Theory Of Origin
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    In Aristotle's Metaphysics, he discusses what he believes to be the theory of origin. One must differentiate Aristotle's theory with that of creation. The word "creation" implies a biblical idea. Aristotle was not familiar with the biblical text and therefore did not understand the concept of "creation" in the biblical sense. Rather he was more interested in the "origin" of the world. Aristotle believes that before the concept of time there were three kinds of substances, two of them being physi...
  • Aristotle's Theory Of Sense Perception
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    Introduction Aristotle's approach in describing sense perception in De Anima is in many ways similar to modern ones. He makes an attempt to explain all forms of perception - seeing, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting - in purely physiological terms. Although he lacked our knowledge of nerve endings, ear drums, retinas etc., having instead the rather primitive view that the sense organs are made of earth, air, water and fire, his overall description of how we perceive things in the physical ...
  • Aristotle's Theories Of Character Acquisition And Action
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    In book of Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle presents the audience with theories to explain why individuals do things that they do. Although several theories have been offered to depict such actions, Aristotle believes his theory of responsibility gives a clear and accurate representation about whether or not an individual is responsible for his or her actions. Though Aristotle rejected his first theory of responsibility, which stated that a person is responsible for his or her voluntary actions onl...
  • Aristotle's Ideas On Water Vapor And Precipitation
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    Thesis: How accurate or inaccurate were Aristotle's writings on meteorology? Introduction: Aristotle wrote about many subjects that can be grouped into five general divisions: logic, physical works, psychological works, natural history works, and philosophical works. One of the little known physical works concerned meteorology. Aristotle's views on meteorology are fascinating, but many of the views were not accurate. This paper compares only a few of his views to actual meteorological facts. I. ...
  • Aristotle's Theory
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    It's neat how Aristotle Aristotle It's neat how the universe works. Through out our existence we had our pros and cons. The way we dealt with problems was with or knowledge that we had with our experiences in life, we developed some theories and methods to find the answer to any major questions we had in life. We still have not yet figured every answer to all or problems but every day, every week and every year we are getting closer and closer. What are some of the questions we ask ourselves and...

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