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Thedivine universe fits some of these descriptions without modification and it fits others if we allowourselves to interpret the terms flexibly.

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Aristotle moves on to elements relating to the humans represented in tragedy, and . Character includes all qualities we associate with individuals represented in the play; the meaning of thought is more elusive, but it seems to indicate the processes of reasoning that lead characters to behave as they do.

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These six elements can be organized, as Aristotle shows, under the major categories of medium, object, and mode:
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is an excursion through interconnecting philosophical topics in Plato and Aristotle, under the expert guidance of Aryeh Kosman. Exploring what these two foundational figures have to say about the nature of human awareness and understanding, Kosman concludes that ultimately the virtues of thought are to be found in the joys and satisfactions that come from thinking philosophically, whether we engage in it ourselves or witness others’ participation.


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Unlike Plato, who delighted in abstract thought about a supra-sensible realm of forms, Aristotle was intensely concrete and practical, relying heavily upon sensory observation as a starting-point for philosophical reflection.

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()Although I would be hard-pressed to come up with a final cause for the existence of the mosquito that is now biting me, for example, Aristotle supposed that there must ultimately be some explanation for its present existence and activity.


Causes of all four sorts are necessary elements in any adequate account of the and nature of the thing, Aristotle believed,since the absence or modification of any one of them would result it the existence of a thing of some different sort.