Aristotle 's Philosophy And Views On Women Essay

1177 Words Sep 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Aristotle was a student at Plato 's Academy. He became a great biologist. In fact, in Sophie’s World, Alberto Knox defined Aristotle as ". . . Europe 's first great biologist" (Gaarder 105). Philosophically, Aristotle was preoccupied with changes in natural processes. Additionally, Aristotle used the combination of senses and reason when conducting his philosophical studies. Alberto Knox identified, "He was the great organizer who founded and classified the various sciences" (Gaarder 106). This part of Aristotle’s work might have taken some research but it definitely used both senses and reason. One of Aristotle 's main ideas was the theory of ideas which challenged Plato 's theory of ideas. In the philosophical novel, Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder categorized Aristotle’s philosophy and views through Alberto Knox’s letter to Sophie into: no innate ideas, The form of a thing is its specific characteristics, the final clause, logic, nature’s scale, ethics, politics, and views on women.
Amongst many changes in nature, philosophers wanted to find the eternity part of it; this was ultimately what is referred to as “idea.” Plato asserted the idea of a “form” or “idea” came before the actual existence. For instance, in the argument of what came first, the chicken or the egg, Plato claimed that the “idea” chicken came first. However, Aristotle disagreed. In the novel, Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder wrote, “To Aristotle, the ‘idea’ of the ‘form’ horse was made up of the horse’s…

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