Dialogue Between Plato and Aristotle Essay

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Dialogue between Plato and Aristotle(c. 428–347 B.C.E.) “Beauty is the example of a form; beauty is not something that you can encounter directly in the physical world like an object such as a tree or horse. A tree or a horse may or may not be beautiful, but beauty meets with objects. Beauty does not stand alone, but it accompanies objects in the physical world”, said Plato. “Form determines what a thing is and in combination with matter is to have a thing”, replied Aristotle. “Form is not something that can be seen, yet is something one experiences”, said Plato. Aristotle said, “One must ask the following questions: What is the thing? In other words what makes up the thing? Next one must ask what is the thing made of? What type …show more content…
Brown is still the same experience regardless of the object in which it appears. Brown is not determined by the different object in which it is upon, but instead the object is influenced by the form. Forms are never changing and do not change depending on what object the form is applied to. As in the example of beauty form is still unchanged when applied to the horse and tree. The meaning of beauty is unchanged when applied to the tree and the horse. Beauty is something that one experiences and cannot be changed with perception. One’s perception cannot influence the experience of beauty. Philosophy’s conclusion was becoming science’s as well: Reality may not be structured in a way the human mind can objectively discern. In turn it would seem the modern mind was no wiser than the earlier Greek thought and philosophical viewpoint on life. Man was more interested in the scientific world because it appeared to offer more definite answers in comparison to conflicting metaphysical and religious viewpoints. Additionally, one could not provide the human mind with the answer to existence that man desperately searched for. Thus, man was intrigued by modern science where he could find more evidence on the theories of existence. It would be necessary for Plato to further develop his philosophical approach beyond this mathematical explanation of the divinity in the heavens; instead Plato would need to incorporate a multitude of

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