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  1. Introduction
  2. The systematizing of things
  3. Episteme
  4. The idea of empiricism
  5. Aristotle and Plato
  6. Usage of potentiality and actuality
  7. Exodus's ideas
  8. Conclusion

The main 3 parts of Aristotle's theory, of how someone gains knowledge, are sense perception, memory, and the systemizing of these persisting impressions. He begins by saying that all animals contain innate sense perception. However, even though all animals contain it, in some it comes to persist and in others it does not. Those animals in which sense perception does come to persist have the ability to continue and retain these perceptions; in other words they have the ability to have memory.

[...] premises by induction to achieve knowledge. First we have to start off by defining episteme. Episteme, also called scientific knowledge, is the complete knowledge of something; knowing all the ideas that contribute to the understanding of something. Aristotle describes syllogisms as the basis to gaining episteme. An example of a syllogism would be: mammals breathe air, dolphins breathe air, and therefore, dolphins are mammals and not fish?. However, Aristotle gives specific criteria for the making of syllogisms in order to reach episteme. [...]


[...] Then the question that needs explanation next is does the ?Prime Mover' or Unmoved Mover cause motion in the heavens?? Aristotle says that the Prime Mover is the ultimate envy of all the celestial spheres and therefore they seek to perfectly imitate the Prime Mover's eternal uniform circular motion. His claim is perfectly justifiable because if the theory that no movement is spontaneous and therefore all movement has a primary mover is true, then having an unmovable mover to control the movement of the celestial spheres is the only way to explain their revolutions. However, it is unsatisfactory because he goes on to explain that every planet [...]

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