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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Chapter 4 Questions

Here are some questions I dug out of Chapter 4 for fun and runs. For me, chapter 5 is a conformational eye-opener.

Q: Plato believed that the visible world was an illusion or a pale imitation; Aristotle thought the visible world was real. What two points does Arthur Herman argue that Plato missed?

1. Plato’s theory of knowledge leaves out the possibility of change (p. 48).
2. Aristotle restores the reality, even the dignity, of the individual (p. 48).

Q: Plato’s philosophy was based on transcendence. Aristotle’s philosophy was based on _________?
A: Causation (p. 49-50).

Q: What is Aristotle’s term for God?
A: The Unmoved Mover or Prime Mover (p. 50).

Q: Plato’s philosophy looks constantly ________, and Aristotle’s philosophy looks ______.

A: backward, forward (p. 52).


  1. Just to be sure everybody understands: when you post a quiz question (like these), discussion question, link, or comment, you get a base. Every four bases earns you a run. (You also get a run for posting your weekly essay, and for every four correct quiz answers.) You can claim up to five runs per class. (Beyond that, bases and runs earn you what Charlie Brown would have called a "moral victory.")

    1. Also... your weekly essay should respond to the discussion question of your choice, but it doesn't have to be one of mine. If you think of a good discussion question on the current material, post it. You can answer your own OR others' DQs.