Model Final Exam


I. Fill in the following blanks (5 points):


II. Identify brief the meaning of ten of the following terms (5 points):

four causes, potentiality, reproductive soul, Barbara, Cesare, syllogism, demonstration, predicated of/present in, teleology, unmover mover, definition of motion, chance/spontaneity, substrate, contrary, elements

III. Write an essay on two of the following topics (15 points)

a. Provide an account of Aristotle’s argument for the existence and nature of the unmoved mover.  What are its strengths and weaknesses?

b. Discuss Aristotle’s theory of categories.

c. With example discuss the doctrine of form and matter and relate it to the doctrine of potentiality and actuality.