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form

what makes something recognisable

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prime mover

unchanging, unmoving, sprit, free cause

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four causes

what everything has
1. material 2.effeicent 3.formal 4.final

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a priori

an argument base on reason alone

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a posteriori

an argument based on the senses and experience

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telos

and result/ final purpose

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matter/substance

the substance is what a thing is made from, it can continue to exist or it can cease to exist

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material cause

what it is made of?

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formal cause

what are its characteristics?

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efficient cause

how was the thing/object manufactured?

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final cause

what is its purpose/telos?

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motus

change/movement

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actuality and potentiality

what something is and what it has the potential to become