Plato And Aristotle: Two Beliefs Of Plato Vs. Aristotle

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Even though Plato’s actual name was Aristocles, similar to Aristotle’s, Plato and Aristotle were two different philosophers during the fifth century BC (Morris). Plato and Aristotle are two notable philosophers, in which, their reasoning’s are still widely known today. However, after reading about Plato and Aristotle, each of them were interesting individuals. There is one major difference between the two philosophers, which is that they have different styles of reasoning. By having different styles of reasoning means, that their ideas and how they perceive these ideas are different. Since Plato is considered to be a “philosopher-king” and Aristotle a “naturalist,” the way that they perceive things are going to be different, which makes them …show more content…
Plato”). He stresses on the concept between being and becoming. As his concept of being and becoming are vague, they are rather meaningful. The concept of being relates to the Platonic Forms, which refer to “being” as absolute and idealistic because it never changes and is the basis for what happens in the stage of becoming (Galloway). With that being said, “becoming,” is the stage of life that is in constant motion and constantly changing (Galloway). The concept of “being” and “becoming” relates to Plato’s Platonic Forms, which describe the senses as being ideas that independently exist. Since Plato believes that scientific knowledge of particular’s is impossible, he believes that knowledge must come from the forms, which is ideologist. As knowledge is fixed and opinion is changeable, Plato’s divided line helps to visualize the true distinction between knowledge and opinion. The divided line is one way that helps classify and visualize the different states of mind, including which states are more knowledgeable and which are opinionated (Scarince). Aside from looking at Plato’s divided line in the book, this website has a video that clearly explains his divided line: The divided line is one way in which Plato characterizes knowledge as the Simile of the Sun and the Allegory of the Cave are two other

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