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Aristotle & Aquinas

Discuss the following:

Aristotle's Hierarchy of Souls
Natural Happiness
Aquinas' Proving the Existence of God

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Aristotle's Hierarchy of Souls

Aristotle, Plato's pupil follows in the Socratic tradition of including the debate of the 'divine' in moral philosophy. But unlike Plato (A dualist) Aristotle was a materialist who believes that our mind is inseparable from our body. Body is the material form of the person, the psyche/soul is its structure, characteristic, essence and unique identity. For Aristotle, all organisms have a kind of hierarchy. Plants have souls (vegetative) that are capable of providing nutrition and growth to itself and above them the souls of animals (sensitive) who have desires, ...

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The solution is a concise 458-narrative that discusses and explains the following concepts: Aristotle's Hierarchy of Souls, Natural Happiness and St. Thomas Aquinas' way of Proving the Existence of God. references are listed to allow room for further research. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.