Plato v aristotle: political views plato and aristotle’s disagreement over the nature of individuals and the city influences their view of politics and what is the “best” regime for plato, the guardians are the only individuals qualified to rule because of the unique skills and knowledge they possess. Both plato and aristotle believed that democracy is a corrupt form of government because it violates justice of proportionality the idea of proportional justice obtains when we ask who is the most deserving to the question who should have the best flute, aristotle answered that the best flute must. This essay will be examining the ethics of plato (428-347 bce) and aristotle (384-322 bce) to analyse, justify and compare the major concepts of the two philosophers therein i will argue that aristotle’s solution to the problem of the ‘good life’ is a better answer than plato. Plato's and aristotle's views on politics were very different aristotle rejected many of the building blocks of plato's politics: the theory of forms (in the metaphysics ), the universal idea of the good (in the ethics ), the value of communes (in the politics . Aristotle’s argument against the ideas of plato is everywhere in his work, but especially in metaphysics, i, 9, xiii and xiv in this book, aristotle explains the origin of the platonic theory in this book, aristotle explains the origin of the platonic theory.
Plato (c428 - 347 bc) and aristotle (384 - 322 bc) are two of the most influential philosophers in history socrates was also seen as a great philosopher and, as his pupil, plato was greatly influenced by his teachings. Aristotle wrote an estimated 200 works, most in the form of notes and manuscript drafts touching on reasoning, rhetoric, politics, ethics, science and psychology they consist of dialogues. Plato vs aristotle the teacher and the pupil when aristotle was seventeen years old, he was brought to the academy, which was founded by plato, to study among the great philosophical minds of his era. Plato and aristotle, arguably two of the most influential greek philosophers, discussed their differing views on virtue extensively throughout many of their works although they agree that virtue is a desirable characteristic that will lead to happiness, the ultimate good, there exists between the.
Perhaps the starting point of aristotle's metaphysics is his rejection of plato's theory of forms in plato's theory, material objects are changeable and not real in themselves rather, they correspond to an ideal, eternal, and immutable form by a common name, and this form can be perceived only by the intellect. Published: wed, 03 may 2017 this paper tends to use known facts and dialogues as the starting point from which to draw inferences and solutions based on the philosophical arguments of plato and aristotle. Plato and aristotle were two great thinkers that both believed in “forms,” but approached this idea in two different manners plato believed in a dualistic reality – physical and mental he applied inner views to the outside world. Socrates, plato, and aristotle were among the greatest minds that have lived in western civilization the three are responsible for shaping society as we know it however, it's important to note that the three believed different things - and that we should keep them separate in our minds.
The primary difference between plato and aristotle lies in their beliefs about what was most authentic about existence plato believed that ultimate reality is not present in everyday experiences aristotle thought that the everyday world is more authentic than plato's otherworldly set of ideals. A comparison/contrast between aristotle and plato this video also analyses aristotle''s concepts of avtuality vs potentiality. The concept of imitation in plato and aristotle abstract plato and aristotle argue that artist (demiurge) and poet imitate nature, thus, a work of art is a reflection of nature.
The theme of the work is a socratic question previously explored in the works of plato, aristotle's friend and teacher, of how men should best live in his metaphysics, aristotle described how socrates, books v, vi, and vii of the nicomachean ethics are identical to books iv, v,. Socrates, plato, and aristotle: the big three in greek philosophy much of western philosophy finds its basis in the thoughts and teachings of socrates, plato, and aristotle you can’t begin a study of world philosophy without talking about these guys: the big three ancient greek philosophers. Plato believed that a healthy and virtuous soul is one that functions harmoniously he thought of the soul as being divided into three different parts those three parts are reason, spirit, and appetite plato believed in a weakness of. Plato and aristotle plato and aristotle were two philosophers who made an impact on philosophy as we know it as today plato is thought of as the first political philosopher and aristotle as the first metaphysical philosopher they were both great intellectuals in regards to being the first of the great western philosophers.
To compare the political theories of two great philosophers of politics is to first examine each theory in depth plato is regarded by many experts as the first writer of political philosophy, and aristotle is recognized as the first political scientist. Plato and aristotle have very different views about art, artists, and individual expression plato believes that art has been removed from reality three times and is therefore not very useful for plato there is the ideal form, then the actual form, and finally the artists representation of the form. Both plato and aristotle hold philosophers in the highest regard and apparently themselves as well plato states that either philosophers must become kings or those who are kings now must become philosophers or else there can be no rest from troubles (book v, republic . Aristotle and plato’s forms aristotle (c 384-322 bce) is perhaps the most preeminent western philosopher of all time among his peers stands his teacher at the academy of athens, plato, many of whose metaphysical theories aristotle came to criticise and refute in his later life and works.