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Explain the difference between an efficient cause and a final cause as Aristotle understands them, then clarify the final cause, or purpose, of human life according to Aristotle.  Do you agree?  Support your view with careful reasoning.

READ:

The Four Causes of Aristotelian Metaphysics

· https://simplyphilosophy.org/study/aristotles-four-causes/

[VIDEO] An Example of Aristotle’s Four Causes

· https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0lz9vVUar0

[VIDEO] Aristotle on the Purpose of Life

· https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQk6t-9mQjE

“Physics” by Aristotle (Book II)

· http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/physics.2.ii.html

Book 1 of the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

· http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.1.i.html