Although Aristotle's theory of causality is developed in the contextof his science of nature, its application goes well beyond theboundaries of natural science. This is already clear from the mostgeneral presentation of the theory in Physics II 3 and inMetaphysics V 5. Here the four causes are used to explainhuman action as well as artistic production. In addition, anytheoretical investigation that there might be besides natural sciencewill employ the doctrine of the four causes.


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