By Alexander Moseley
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Your soul is in charge of your nutrition (held in common with plants), your perception (held in Aristotle (384–322) 21 common with animals) and your thinking: which, as a human, you naturally possess the capacity for! Yet if all living entities possess a soul, what is the cause of soul in the first place? Relentlessly does Aristotle push the question: you exist, you are a mind; but whence your mind? It could only have come from another mind – and if we follow the regressions, we cannot but conclude that all minds are caused by the ultimate Mind, or God.
8). May there, however, be a common disposition to conscientious reflection, regardless of its content? But some appear to be without conscience: those who murder or who call for murder without signs of remorse. ) then perhaps the absence could be called pathological, a rare illness producing an ‘inward deformity’ as Shaftesbury puts it – he becomes twisted and sick. Perhaps he is a genetic throwback. Nonetheless, Locke’s theory is also malleable: just because I do not lift a finger for your cause does not mean that I am without conscience for other causes – my lack of interest does not justify my prosecution; whereas, for those who hold conscience to be innate and its content universal, my prosecution would be a matter of course.
This forms the subject area of ontology, the study of things that are. It is an area that has an enormously wide and subtle influence, for all the sciences deal with things and have to relate them. Ontologically, things can be first divided into kinds such as universals or particulars, concrete things or abstract things. Consider how biology works to group entities into species, genus, family, and so on to grasp what is meant here. While considering kinds and their relationships seems a commonsensical move, questioning what is the nature of existence 26 A to Z of Philosophy seems either highly appropriate or a completely ludicrous endeavour.
A to Z of Philosophy by Alexander Moseley