Using a simple example, explain how Aristotle responds to Plato's Theory of Forms, focusing on how Aristotle approaches the issue of change and the relationship of Form to Matter. How do the four...

Using a simple example, explain how Aristotle responds to Plato's Theory of Forms, focusing on how Aristotle approaches the issue of change and the relationship of Form to Matter. How do the four causes account for purposeful change?

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Aristotle criticized Plato's notion of the existence of forms as things-in-themselves with independent reality. Instead, he believed that the phenomena were real, as opposed to shadows of noumena. He saw the forms as embodied, or en hule eide. Rather than being prior to the sensibilia , the forms were...

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