Socrates' Influence on Plato and Aristotle

none survived. Aristophanes and Plato wrote about him indirectly; Platos Socrates was a central character in much of his work, and certainly in his early dialogues (Carr, 1997).

The Originality of Aristotle

other theories. However, Aristotle did delve into uncharted territory and at times made quite original contributions to philosophy. Aristotle in his views on metaphysics clearly rejected Platos Theory of Forms

Aristotle's Contributions

However, Aristotle did delve into uncharted territory and at times made quite original contributions to philosophy. Aristotle was born in 384 BC and would live to be 62 years old

Aristotle, Mill and Anakin Skywalker

that this child is able to interact with adults on their level. He has little or no fear; he deals with smugglers and other violent characters with barely suppressed violence

What is Philosophy?

probably true because the discipline of philosophy does prompt thinking about things in different ways. First philosophy means "what is done first in philosophy" (Ross, 1998). Descartes is credited with

Aristotle & Hume On Ethics

points to a chain of causality. People act in order to obtain a goal, to achieve something, which leads to another goal, and so forth. This observation causes Aristotle to

Aristotle/De Anima

views on the soul of the Greek philosophers who have come before him. This includes Aristotles reaction to Platos position. Platos ideas on the soul are intrinsically tied to his

Plato, Aristotle and the Idea of Beauty

realm and the transcendent realm of forms" (Platos theory of forms). The theory of forms allows us to solve both the problems listed above: "By detaching ourselves

The Life of Aristotle

Chalcidice (1). Because of his northern birth, attempts have been made to detect a non-Greek strain in his family background, but Ross maintains that in the fullest sense of the


of these two famous Greek philosophers with help from Jenny Goellnitzs excellent essay, "Plato Vs. Aristotle." With help from Goellnitz and her essay, this paper will attempt to define the

Virtue, According to Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas

According to Aristotle, there are two specific types of virtues, "intellectual and moral, intellectual virtue in the main owes both its birth and its growth to teaching (for which

Aristotle's "Nature Belongs To The Class Of Causes Which Act For The Sake Of Something" - Strongest Argument

that purpose is not present because we do not observe the agent deliberating. Art does not deliberate. If the ship-building art were in the wood, it would produce the

Aristotle and the Ideal Constitution

land, are as follows, providing us with a foundation for further examination: "At all events we may firstly observe in living creatures both a despotical and a constitutional rule; for


anger. In Book II of Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle notes that the soul boasts three factors; passions, faculties and states of character (Aristotle). By faculties, Aristotle means "the things in virtue

Aristotle's Key to Happiness

Many people do understand that a life of hedonism is not necessarily something that will bring happiness. Aristotle however seems to go a bit further. He explains in Book