​Aristotle's Life and Work

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Aristotle's work during his (384-322 B.C.E) lifespan had great impact on society in his time and even today, he is ranked among the greatest philosophers of all time. He was a world-class researcher and writer covering many topics and his theories have provided illumination, met with resistance, created debate, and generally stimulated the continued interest of abiding readership. His philosophical influence shaped centuries of philosophy from Late Antiquity (284-632 A.D.) through Renaissance (1450-1600 A.D.) and is still studied today with non-antiquarian interests. Though there are many topics at which Aristotle covered extensively, my interests are in his studies of mathematics and logic, living beings, and happiness and political association.
Aristotle uses mathematics and mathematical sciences in three important ways in his systematic expositions of a certain subjects (in this case mathematics and/or logic) principles, also called treatises . His treatises displayed some of the most difficult mathematics found before the Greco-Roman age, and his mistakes were only involved in conceptually difficult areas such as infinite lines and non-homogenous magnitudes. His philosophy of mathematics was said to provide important alternatives to Platonism. Platonism is the belief that physical objects are impermanent representations of unchanging ideas, and that these ideas alone give true knowledge as they are known by the mind. The developments in Greek mathematics around the late fifth and fourth century (B.C.E.) included organization of basic elements and conceptions of proof, number theory, proportion theory, sophisticated uses of construction, and the application of geometry and arithmetic in the formation of other sciences. He has...

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...mpound organism, is the final cause of the body. IT is understood as the view that any given body is the body it is because it is organized around a function which serves to unify the entire organism it exists inside. By this he means the body serves as a tool for implementing the characteristic life activities of the kind to which the organism belongs. When put all together the view that the soul is the first acuality of a natural organic body and that it is a substance as a form of a natural body which has life in potentiality, thus it is the first acuality of a natural body which has life in potentiality. Aristotle deploys hylomorphic analyses not only to the whole organism, but to the indiviual make up of the soul as well. With each of these, Aristotle both expands and taxes his basic hylomorphism sometimes straining its basic structure almost beyond recognition.

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