Strengths and weaknesses of Aristotle's Prime MoverWatch
I'm in desperate need of some help! I'm writing an exam answer on the Prime Mover and the strengths and weaknesses of this idea. So far for strengths I have said that it mirrors the idea of God, it is impartial and unchanging and is a logical and simple theory. Do these make sense in context, are there any more strengths and what on earth do I put for weaknesses?! My teacher hasn't taught us any, so I'm at a complete loss right now. I know A-Levels are about independent research but I have googled it a ridiculous amount of times without luck. Please help!
A good strategy for an essay like this would be to lay out the structure of Aristotle's argument as he gives it and then comment on the its strengths and weaknesses as an argument. I suggest this as many modern treatments of Aristotle misunderstand what he was arguing, having simply not got their heads around the full implications of the theory of act and potency. If you can lay your hands on a copy of Christopher Shields's "Aristotle", section 5.5 has a very useful summary.
Thanks for the reply! I shall have a look for that. I've kind of already written it in that style but good to know that its the right way to go about answering it
If you really want to dive in, Aquinas's commentaries on the Physics and the Metaphysics are available online!