Aristotle’s event. It is through this “description of reality”

Aristotle’s
views on imagination were that when we have sensations and experiences that
causes the images we see to become memories. When these images become memories
it in a way creates a sense of reality for us as humans. This in a way aligns
with the empiricist view that knowledge is obtained through experiences and
events.
Aristotle also believed that happiness was obtained by doing what fulfills ones
purpose in life. This purpose being that humans can think rationally. He also
put emphasis on how to live the best life and that is through maintaining a
moderation and by balancing the appetites we have as humans. This would also mean
to find the “mean” in life.

The nativist
view put their emphasis on what is inherited by ones genes as the explanation
for the origins of ones attributes. The empiricist placed emphasis on the role
of experience (also aligns with the previous paragraph about Aristotle’s view
of experiences). The example in the book was about an all-star basketball
player and how much of their talent was from genetics versus coaching,
training, and practicing. All though they are both factoring contributors to
ones attributes it can be iffy to determine which one plays a bigger role (in
certain situations).
Empiricists believe that knowledge is gained through experiences and event. It
is through this “description of reality” that empiricists shape their truths
and knowledge acquired. Rationalists put more focus on reasoning versus
empiricists’ interactions and memories to explain knowledge and truths.

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In my
comment on a discussion post I discussed how it is interesting to think about
how images are stored as memory and how we use this memory as knowledge and
truths for future reference and understanding. When Aristotle said “For humans,
our purpose is to think rationally, and therefore doing so brings the greatest
happiness”, and how that quote aligned with the Allegory of the Cave. When all
the men could see was a wall and shadows they created their own reality and
assumptions from that and when they discovered the truth they could not
understand it. It makes sense that if we were to “Escape our bondage” we would
find a world we wouldn’t understand. That statement reminds me of the universe
and how although we don’t know and we don’t understand it, over time we make
strides to understand it and it changes our perceptions and realities of what
really is.

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