If I were to take the following to be true, that of: nothing can only create nothing, something can only create something. Then it must be inversely true, nothing cannot create something, and something cannot create nothing.

Following from this, knowledge cannot come from non-being, as knowledge can’t come out of nothing — that of, it’s own non-existence. Non-knowledge cannot create knowledge by virtue of the fact that nothing cannot create something. Thus, it follows that all knowledge must be a result of previously existing knowledge. We find this previously existing knowledge embodied in the soul of the organism. Since the organism must already have said knowledge, it must be that there is a potentiality within the said organism. Following from this, it must be that the soul is none other than a potentiality within an organism.

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According to Aristotle, Plato’s theory of Forms is paralleled with the notion of a universal. The universal is a metaphysical notion, with it communicating a predicate. For instance, let’s look at the mouse I’m using: It is black and ovular in shape, thus those are its universals/Forms. These predicates of which apply to multitudes of things, showing that the truth of a universal/Form is in its applicability to the plentitudes of items it applies to.

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Amar M. Deville

Amar M. Deville

The first moment of identity is life, this of which requires self-reflexivity.