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  • Plato To Aristotle
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    WHEN Socrates was sixty years old, Plato, then a youth of twenty, came to him as a pupil. When Plato was sixty years old, the seventeen-year-old Aristotle presented himself, joining the Teacher's group of 'Friends,' as the members of the Academy called themselves. Aristotle was a youth of gentle birth and breeding, his father occupying the position of physician to King Philip of Macedon. Possessed of a strong character, a penetrating intellect, apparent sincerity, but great personal ambition. Ar...
  • Models Of Mechanisms And Processes From Components
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    The High Performance Knowledge Bases (HPKB) project demonstrated that the teams of knowledge engineers working together could create knowledge bases (KBs) roughly at the rate of 10 K axioms / year for a pre-specified task and evaluation criteria. The HPKB effort showed that it is possible to create KBs by reusing the content of knowledge libraries, and it demonstrated reuse rates ranging from 25% to 100%, depending on the application and the knowledge engineer. It was acknowledged that the abili...
  • University Applying To College
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    University Applying to college is a slow and painful process. Because it's really hard to get accepted, unless You are better qualified than thousands, and their thousands. You know; the bank accounts in the Caribbean islands. I had to study really, really hard for the SAT's, In order to even stand a shot into any of the ivy leagues. And luckily, My family, Can donate a library, Or instead of Columbia University, I'd be off to Albany. There are whole bunch of these so-called admission committees...
  • Relationship Of Active To Passive Intellect
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    All men by nature desire to know. An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves; and above all others the sense of sight". This is the foundation of human knowledge Aristotle presents us with in Book Alpha of the Metaphysics. The next question which we must naturally ask ourselves is, How? How is it that we can have any knowledge at all? We by our very nature desire to know and we love the senses in themselves but w...
  • Mathematical Knowledge
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    If the universe is mathematically ordered, this would explain the utility of mathematics but not how mathematical knowledge is acquired. Mathematics expresses the principles of this order and gives insight into it. The path to mathematical knowledge is linked to its utility, through the idea that the senses reveal to us only the changing phenomenal world of sense experiences. Mathematics is universal and constant, so to garner knowledge about principles underlying the order of the world in which...

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