Aristotle MetaPhysics


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Aristotle MetaPhysics

  1. 1. Aristotle<br />&quot;The Philosopher&quot;<br />
  2. 2. Warning<br />This presentation has been rated PG<br /> for philosophically great!<br /> This presentation is on more of a philosophical topic and my cause death or spontaneous combustion… or death due to spontaneous combustion?<br /> If you are under the age of 13, are prone to excessive love of peanut butter, or pregnant, please leave the room now.<br />Thanks!<br />
  3. 3. Ἀριστοτέλης<br />Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.<br />Together with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy.<br />His major areas of interest were: physics, poetry, theater, music, logic and philosiphy. <br />He was born 384 BC and died 322 BC.<br />His first name was Tim.<br />Haha, just kidding, I had you going though.<br />
  4. 4. Cont’d<br />While Aristotle was very brilliant, he was also completely inaccurate a lot of the time.<br />For instance, he believed that the everything in the universe was composed of 5 elements:<br />Air<br />Earth<br />Water<br />Fire<br />Ether<br />Ether being a mysticalenergythat the heavenswerecreatedfrom.<br />
  5. 5. Elements<br />He felt that everything moved according to what elements it was composed of.<br />For instance, fire always goes up and earth always goes down.<br />This proved amazingly accurate when predicting what a rock will do when dropped in some water.<br />But also proved horribly useless in more complicated calculations, such as predicting change in momentum in a moving body passing beyond the edge of a black hole!<br />
  6. 6. Metaphysics<br />So let’s jump on into the theory we picked: Metaphysics<br />
  7. 7. Proof<br />What chair?<br />
  8. 8. Metaphysics broken down<br />Metaphysics investigates principles of reality transcending those of any particular science. It is concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world.<br />This means major questions like: <br />is there a creator?<br />how real is our reality?<br />and<br />do we really exist?<br />
  9. 9. Break it down; Cont’d<br />Metaphysics can be broken down into 3 unique categories:<br />OntologyNatural TheologyUniversal<br /> Science<br />The study of<br />being and<br />existence.<br />The study of the basic fundamentals of life.<br />The study of God or Gods.<br /> In each one of these areas there lies hundreds of theories, most without answers still to this day.<br />
  10. 10. Question?<br />Let’s add a little fiery debate.<br />Suppose that one is sitting at a table, with an apple in front of him or her; the apple exists in space and in time, but what does this statement indicate? <br />Could it be said, for example, that space is like an invisible three-dimensional grid in which the apple is positioned? Suppose the apple, and all physical objects in the universe, were removed from existence entirely. Would space as an &quot;invisible grid&quot; still exist? <br />Fraser believed it would not, arguing that without physical objects, &quot;space&quot; would be meaningless because space is the framework upon which we understand how physical objects are related to each other. Chris, on the other hand, argued for an absolute &quot;container&quot; space.<br />What do you think? <br />
  11. 11. Our thoughts<br />Chris:<br />Aristotle is a pretty cool dude, he was thousands of years ahead of his time and even now people still don’t fully understand his methods.<br />I think everyone should take a couple minutes of their day to think about how amazing this universe (real or not) that we live in is!<br />That way people would take less for granted and really appreciate what they have in life.<br />As for being real or not? I asked my mom and she said the smell drifting from my room was definitely not an illusion. So I guess that settles it?<br />
  12. 12. Our thoughts<br />Fraser:<br />Aristotle is one of those geniuses that saw the world in a different view. <br /> A fake reality.<br />I don’t know if I totally believe his theories, maybe out of fear, or maybe they just don’t make enough sense.<br />Either way, I see it that we are stuck where we are now.<br />In whatever universe or dimension this is we can’t leave it. <br />So why not make the best of it, instead of spending your life trying to prove a chair is not real?<br />
  13. 13. Sources<br />Www –<br /><br /><br /><br />Books –<br />The Metaphysics (By: Aristotle)<br />The Foundations of Science<br />Songs –<br />Fergilicious (By: Fergie)<br />