Explain Aristotle's four causes by applying them to some objects in the room. Then explain how this would be like or unlike Plato's own account of the same object. Compare Plato's conception of Form...

Explain Aristotle's four causes by applying them to some objects in the room. Then explain how this would be like or unlike Plato's own account of the same object. Compare Plato's conception of Form to that of Aristotle.

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The table I am sitting at can be described in the terms of Aristotle's four causes. It has a material cause of wood, and, secondarily, of metal, glue and polyurethane finish, because these are the materials that cause it to exist. The formal cause of the table is design, because it was intentionally shaped in precisely the way that it is now: the designer gave the table its form....

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