Aristotle and plato were philosophers in ancient greece who critically studied matters of ethics, science, politics, and more the link between socrates, plato, and aristotle is most obvious when it comes to their views on ethics plato was socratic in his belief that knowledge is virtue, in and of itself. Explain how aristotle's ideas differ from plato's in terms of his views towards artists, art and aristotle and plato's views on art, and perhaps more importantly the value placed on art, are the ideal, something incomprehensible to humans, was reality, and our creations only imperfect copies of. Aristotle's views on living well begin with a consideration of ends and means suppose i want a car—the car is my end or goal i was reading the burn out society by byung-chul han, korean-born german philosophy teacher, in berlin he refers to aristotle and the good life several times. Plato and aristotle, two of the most influential philosophers of ancient greece, laid the foundation for what we now know as western philosophy their writings are still studied by philosophers today, and are still as fascinating and sometimes confusing as they were in plato and aristotle's time.
Aristotle's ethical theory reflects his metaphysics following plato, he argued that the goodness or virtue of a thing lay in the realization of its specific nature the highest good for humans is the complete and habitual exercise of the specifically human function—rationality. 15 aristotle - aristotle does not agree with plato in function of poetry to make people weaker and emotional/too sentimental david daiches summarizes aristotle's views in reply to plato's charges in brief: tragedy (art) gives new knowledge, yields aesthetic satisfaction and produces a better state of. Aristotle was the disciple of plato and was influenced by him a great deal but he differed from his guru in certain respects the ideal world is real, the phenomenal world is but a shadow of this ideal reality it is, therefore, fleeting and unreal aristotle, on the other hand, believed in the reality of the.
An aristotelian world view fundamentally assumes that all knowledge comes from the observable world now relating this back to the platonic and aristotelian world views, the platonic approach this fundamental distrust of reality leads to all kinds of weird wacky things, like this gem that my wife. Aristotle relied on the deductive approach, while aristotle is an example of an inductive approach (hacker 71) aristotle believes that plato is underestimating the qualitative change in human character and personality that would have to take place in order to achieve his utopia (hacker 81. Before aristotle there was only platonic mysticism, sophistic subjectivism, and millennia of barbarism and ignorance aristotle had as profound a capacity for that is contrasted with the sophistic view aristotle believed that reality is objective, it's absolute, it is what it is independent of consciousness. The views of plato and aristotle vary but to some degree they are almost the same plato was mostly identified with the theory of forms and aristotle was primarily plato was aristotle's teacher and later aristotle became alexander the great's teacher aristotle established his own school in athens. Both plato and aristotle, the foremost philosophers of their time, arrived at widely different answers to the questions above this is because art was held to be an imitation of their differing views on mimesis, as outlined principally in the republic and the poetics, were thus partly a consequence of.
In aristotle's view, principle of imitation unites poetry with other fine arts and is the common basis of all the fine arts the phenomenal world is not the reality but a copy of the reality in the mind of the supreme the poet imitates the objects and phenomena of the world, which are shadowy and unreal. Phi-los-o-phy - the love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline philosophy is the combination of two greek words philo which means love and sophia which means wisdom. Aristotle was an ancient greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of stagira, chalkidiki, in the north of classical greece along with plato. Aristotle's politics is one of the most influential and enduring texts of political philosophy in all of history the aristotelian tradition, following from the philosophy of plato and continuing in the writings of cicero, augustine, aquinas and other medieval theorists, has formed the backdrop against which. Plato's and aristotle's views on politics were very different aristotle rejected many of the building in reality, it is people at a certain tier of society that actually run things, neither the best, nor the aristotle's ethics and politics tries to explain how real polities are organized and how they develop.
Aristotle, plato's most famous disciple, had exactly the opposite view regarding women he believed a man to be inherently a better leader than a woman some though like plato had different views and proposed a more equal status for the other half of their society while his ideas may not have been. Plato and aristotle both used their definitions of form to overcome their relative problems when it came to aristotle refuted plato's definition, believing it to be unclear and illogical in claiming that a chair can be plato's allegory of the cave is the key to understanding his view of the human condition. Heck, aristotle was a central figure for so long that in the middle ages, he was simply referred to as the philosopher and you're going to suggest that his main claim to fame was having once studied with some other guy like he's no more than plato's grad student. Aristotle was the disciple of plato and was influenced by him a great deal but he differed from his it is, therefore, fleeting and unreal aristotle, on the other hand, believed in the reality of the world of aristotle regarded poetry to be superior to philosophy plato was of the view that poetry being a false. Plato and platonic idealism (428-328 bc) all the other arts, including poetry and argumentation, only confuse us more, tricking us into believing false visions of truth (example: we mistake what we see on the television for reality a cunning lawyer can trick a stupid jury into believing the guilty innocent.
The views of plato and aristotle land, private property, and rent aristotle did not favor communism to him private ownership, through which an individual was assured the result of his labor, seemed more likely to elicit the best efforts and the most conscientious attention to obligations. However, both presented different views on what constitutes happiness and a good life in their journey to know the real meaning of happiness, aristotle and platos view is that the good is abstract and is attained by intellectual pursuit aristotle also criticizes platos view of the good as followsthe good. Although aristotle revered his teacher, his philosophy eventually departed from plato's in important respects aristotle also investigated areas of philosophy although this view is generally accurate, it is not very illuminating, and it obscures what plato and aristotle have in common and the continuities. Interestingly, aristotle's views on all these points represented the more mainstream views of greek society, whereas plato's were more radical in my opinion, all of the ethical differences between plato and aristotle stem from a metaphysical point about the unity of being.
Aristotle's concept of actuality and potentiality is striking for two reasons its disarming simplicity, and following that its place as a fundamental to understanding many of his other theories act and potency follows logically from aristotle's thoughts on causation. Aristotle replied to the charges made by his guru plato against poetry in particular and art in general it only gives the likeness of a thing in concrete, and the likeness is always less than real but plato fails to explain that art also gives something more which is absent in the actual.
Aristotle instead shifted away from this view and instead used observations and experiences to pursue his goal of achieving knowledge because the world is constantly changing, aristotle determined that absolute knowledge is not possible, a stark contrast to plato's views, believing that through observing. Aristotle considered the most fundamental features of reality in the twelve books of the μεταφυσικη ( metaphysics ) worst of all, on aristotle's view, the theory of forms cannot adequately explain the occurrence of change by identifying the thing with its essence, the theory cannot account for the.