Can only use Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy and internet encyclopedia of philosophy as sources.
1. Provide a detailed discussion of Aristotle’s account of change. Your response should include a discussion of the form/matter distinction and the potentiality/actuality distinction. How does Aristotle uses his analysis of change to deduce the nature of God? Is Aristotle’s account of the existence and nature of God plausible? Why or why not? Your discussion should include his argument for the existence of God, a description of the nature of God, and an explanation of how God is the source of all motion in the cosmos.
Part II – Ethics: Answer Two Questions.
1. According to Aristotle, is the highest or best life identified with physical pleasure, wealth, honor, amusement, or study (contemplation)? Explain your answer. Your answer should include a discussion of Aristotle.s function argument. Refer to relevant sections of the text in your response.
2. What is virtue, and how do we acquire it? Your answer should include a discussion of the two main types of human virtue and the doctrine of the mean. Illustrate your answer by discussing a 2 specific virtue. Finally, how does Aristotle’s view of virtue differ from Plato’s view of virtue? Identify specific differences.
3. Does Aristotle agree with Socrates that all wrongdoing is involuntary? Are we responsible for wrongdoing done in ignorance? Why or why not? Your response should clearly distinguish the views of Aristotle from the views of Socrates, include a discussion of the 4 kinds of actions, and explain the difference between choice and wish.
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