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Hi can someone help me with Aristotle

Basically I'm doing an essay on the Prime mover on Tuesday and I don't know these points

-why is the prime mover necessary
-why is the prime mover eternal
-why is the prime mover constantly causing motion
-why is the prime mover the goal of everything

If anyone could help it would be much appreciated

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Hi can someone help me with Aristotle

Basically I'm doing an essay on the Prime mover on Tuesday and I don't know these points

-why is the prime mover necessary
-why is the prime mover eternal
-why is the prime mover constantly causing motion
-why is the prime mover the goal of everything

If anyone could help it would be much appreciated

Thanks
is this to do with the cosmological argument!!
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is this to do with the cosmological argument!!
No , I think Aristotle is an individual unit
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No , I think Aristotle is an individual unit
i also study phil & ethics but sorry i haven't done this unit. anything else i ccould you with???
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Ok i can answer one bit: Aristotle sees the prime mover as eternal because change is a constant process. It can't have a beginning or it would have an end and it wouldnt be eternal then. So it is eternal because it is timeless, it never began and it will never end.

Secondly the prime-mover is necessary as it is the SOURCE of all motion. Later in his book Aristotle refers to the prime mover as 'God'.

Thirdly the prime mover is seen as a goal to reach because it attracts movement. So instead of it pushing something and creation motion the prime mover should be seen more as a prize worth moving towards. This also includes why the prime mover is causing motion. Because everything is striving to get closer towards it.

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Ok i can answer one bit: Aristotle sees the prime mover as eternal because change is a constant process. It can't have a beginning or it would have an end and it wouldnt be eternal then. So it is eternal because it is timeless, it never began and it will never end.

Secondly the prime-mover is necessary as it is the SOURCE of all motion. Later in his book Aristotle refers to the prime mover as 'God'.

Thirdly the prime mover is seen as a goal to reach because it attracts movement. So instead of it pushing something and creation motion the prime mover should be seen more as a prize worth moving towards. This also includes why the prime mover is causing motion. Because everything is striving to get closer towards it.

Hope this helped.
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http://www.scandalon.co.uk/philosoph...rime_mover.htm

Best regards!
Francis.
Thanks a lot , this really helped
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Thanks a lot , this really helped
No problemo! Best of luck the future!

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i also study phil & ethics but sorry i haven't done this unit. anything else i ccould you with???
Erm not atm , but thanks tho
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I thought that the 'prime mover' was an argument proposed by Aquinas? That is what is on my specification. If you still need help, I can give you a copy of my notes (that my teacher wrote) which are pretty self-explanatory, and should help you with most of your questions on the 'prime mover' with numbered premises.
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I thought that the 'prime mover' was an argument proposed by Aquinas? That is what is on my specification. If you still need help, I can give you a copy of my notes (that my teacher wrote) which are pretty self-explanatory, and should help you with most of your questions on the 'prime mover' with numbered premises.
Hey, I am studying philosophy too, would it be possible to send me your notes?

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Hey, I am studying philosophy too, would it be possible to send me your notes?

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Sure! My notes are for the AQA syllabus, just so you are aware. What notes do you need specifically? There is a lot, so it would be difficult to send them all.
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Sure! My notes are for the AQA syllabus, just so you are aware. What notes do you need specifically? There is a lot, so it would be difficult to send them all.
Thanks, well so far we covered the design and cosmological argument. We are now on to ethics and studying kant. I just want some more knowledge to be honest. If you can't send them all then those sections will be great .

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Thanks, well so far we covered the design and cosmological argument. We are now on to ethics and studying kant. I just want some more knowledge to be honest. If you can't send them all then those sections will be great .

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My course if just pure philosophy, but I can send you some notes on the design and cosmological argument if you want?
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My course if just pure philosophy, but I can send you some notes on the design and cosmological argument if you want?
That would be great thanks, is there anything else you have? Sorry for the trouble.

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That would be great thanks, is there anything else you have? Sorry for the trouble.

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No problem, I will message those to you now. I have notes on epistemology and philosophy of religion.
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No problem, I will message those to you now. I have notes on epistemology and philosophy of religion.
Thanks once again

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Thanks once again

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You're welcome. I've sent it. I hope it is alright?
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You're welcome. I've sent it. I hope it is alright?
It's great

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