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  • Aristotle's View On The Source Of Knowledge
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    ARISTOTLE In 384 BC, Nicomachas and Pha estas experienced the birth of their son, Aristotle, in a small town on the north east coast of the peninsula of Chalice called Stagira. Descendent of a medical family, Aristotle would pursue studies in physical science, biology, psychology, chemistry, zoology, botany, mechanics, mathematics, and many more. You name it, and Aristotle studied it. He was also interested in the search for knowledge. (Aristotle, Barnes PG. 2). A quote of his states- " the acqu...
  • Aristotle's Views On Friendship
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    ... n of the state will posses prudence, moderation, and justice, and above all to rule and be ruled. His belief contradicts Plato theory of one controlling class, governing the political matters and decisions that effect the state. The Theory of Democracy that Aristotle states is that democracy is a "perversion" form of government of "polity" (Class Notes). He clearly states "The people at large should be sovereign rather than the few best". Plato on the other hand, wouldn't permit citizens to ...
  • Lead Aristotle
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    Women in philosophy have always been seen as inferior to men. People had constructed this image of women as being less perfect and through this image, many philosophy were developed. Aristotle provided the first scientific explanation of women's imperfection. He claimed that women were biologically inferior to men. Aristotle claimed that this was a factual statement, but he though it deserved "a rational scientific justification for this belief", (Tuan a, p. 18). Aristotle believed that heat was...
  • Good Character In Mrs Alving
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    Ibsen's Ghosts, although a relatively modern drama, maintains many classical elements of tragedy as defined by Aristotle and championed by the ancient Greek playwrights and poets. One element of displayed prominently in this case is character. Aristotle believed that there were four main elements to a good tragic hero: 1) the character must be good, 2) decorum, 3) the character must be true to life, and 4) constancy within the characters demeanor and actions. The tragic hero in Ibsen " ghosts, M...
  • Final Cause Aristotle
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    In Contrast to Plato Unlike Plato, Aristotle believed that sensory perceptions in the human soul are reflections of objects, and thoughts in consciousness are based on what we have already seen. He believed that humans have the innate power of reason, and the innate faculty of organizing things into categories and classes, but no innate ideas. No Innate Ideas Plato believed that the idea "chicken" came before the sensory world's chicken, but Aristotle refused this theory. The form of chicken is ...
  • Just Individuals
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    In these sessions, I have gained a better understanding of Aristotle and Plato's ideas and theories. Particularly, I have a specific interest in Aristotle and the notion of the two extremes and to aim towards the "gray or middle of the road". I also have an interest in Plato's theory regarding the just and unjust and the repercussions of their actions. Aristotle is trying to achieve that single point in which life is the best of both worlds. He attempts to define an obtainable median point in li...
  • Epistemological Views Of Plato And Aristotle
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    Epistemology Plato vs. Aristotle In Republic, Plato defines the ideal government to be one that is set up and run by a philosopher king. This person, having a completely just soul, would be able to organize and run a government that was also completely just. Aristotle also believes that this monarchy run by the perfect ruler that Plato describes would be ideal, if it were possible. However, Aristotle doesnt believe that a perfectly just person exists. On page 81 of The Politics Aristotle says th...
  • Aristotle's Philosophy Of Nature
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    Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, educator, and scientist. He was one of the greatest and most influential thinkers in Western culture. He familiarized himself with the entire development of Greek thought preceding him. In his own writings, Aristotle considered, summarized, criticized, and further developed all the intellectual tradition that he had inherited from his teacher, Plato. Aristotle was the first philosopher to analyze the process whereby certain propositions can be logical...
  • Aristotle Believes In The Theory Of Origin
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    In Aristotle's Metaphysics, he discusses what he believes to be the theory of origin. One must differentiate Aristotle's theory with that of creation. The word "creation" implies a biblical idea. Aristotle was not familiar with the biblical text and therefore did not understand the concept of "creation" in the biblical sense. Rather he was more interested in the "origin" of the world. Aristotle believes that before the concept of time there were three kinds of substances, two of them being physi...
  • Aristotle's Thoughts Of Ethics
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    Aristotle's and Modern Thought Aristotle's thoughts of ethics conclude that all humans must have a purpose in life in order to be happy. I believe that some of the basics of his ideas still hold true today. This essay points out some of those ideas. It was Aristotle's belief that everything, including humans, had a telos or goal in life. The end result or goal was said to be happiness or eudaimonia. He explained that eudaimonia was different for each person, and that each had a different idea of...
  • Aristotle Believes Citizens
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    The Wise Ruling the Unwise: Seeking the Consent of the Masses The most difficult thing for a regime to achieve is that of acquiring the best ruler, with the consent of the ruled. Aristotle acknowledges this in his works The Politics, and Caius Marci us Coriolanus faces this difficult task in the Shakespeare play The Tragedy of Coriolanus. We even see this same difficult task arise in contemporary politics, as the masses are wooed one way or the other with sound bites, and talk show appearances, ...
  • Western Culture At Different Levels
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    Political Science Sadie Hahn September 21, 2003 Some critics believe that western culture is becoming a global domination. Some critics also believe that the world is beginning to have a universal civilization. By looking at the cultures of many different countries and the views of Aristotle, one can believe that these critics' beliefs are untrue. Modern societies do have a lot in common but most have a lot of differences also. Some societies also view men and women as unequal. Many societies di...

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