Aristotle: Ancient Philosophical Influences

Preview of lesson plans:

“The soul never thinks without a picture.” Discuss

PowerPoint above 3 facts on Aristotle

Aristotle/ Plato picture – discuss meaning- draw conclusions about Aristotle’s views

Have in common worksheet (i.e images of watch, eye, bee, tree etc answer: purpose)

PP on purpose/ telos/ tree diagram

Venn diagram between Plato and Aristotle: using key words/ glossary

Students write up comparative sentences using mature language (both, unlike, similarly, however, on the other hand)

PP on four causes

Summarise story of sculptor and link to MFEF

Whose argument is more convincing? Are you a Platonist or Aristotelian? Vote/ Share

Mini homework: Find out the purpose of: dust/ moth/ ostrich wings. Can you find anything that does not have a purpose?

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Go to guide:

Revision Support:

This 52 page pack contains quizzes, glossaries, summary sheets, essay tips and possible exam questions to help structure your revision for all eight of the AS philosophy topics. It also provides space for notes and outlines the spec requirements. Everything you need to get your revision off to a flying start!

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This 20 page pack contains a C grade minimum quiz and a Higher level quiz covering all Philosophy topics. It also includes worksheets featuring topic jumbles for the Arguments for Existence of God, Problem of Evil and Religious Experience. Everything you need to take your revision to the next level.



3 thoughts on “Aristotle: Ancient Philosophical Influences

  1. Helen Norris

    This is a brilliant site and Aimee has been very generous in sharing her resources. Everything is being updated for the new OCR spec and this has saved me lots of time. Thank you for your generosity, Aimee


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