Plato Vs Aristotle : Aristotle And Aristotle Essay

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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 interesting individuals (Soccio 119, 151).

Plato was more influenced by Socrates, in which he believed that wisdom was the basic virtue (“Aristotle vs. 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…

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