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's "Nichomachean Ethics": Friendship And Anger

trust that must exist between people in order to cultivate friendship (Aristotle PG). As such, one can readily associate the manner by which Aristotles Nichomachean Ethics illustrates how friendship

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, 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

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

Aristotle: Valuing Feelings And Materialism Over Politics?

considered the primary principles of politics and law to be "the search for the greatest good of society as a whole" (Anonymous, 2001). Inasmuch as the original Greek legal

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 Role of Moral Education

reference to things possessed by ancient heroes and gods and such as they involved positive traits such as strength, wisdom, and courage (Aristotle: A General Introduction, 2006). The problem, it

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

Comedy According to Aristotle

examples might help to explain that conclusion. Many are familiar with comedic routines and the fact that indeed, much relayed has to do with the inferior. Situation comedies for example

Aristotle's 'Rhetoric'

of rhetorical discourse (Harper 251). Aristotle, in contrast to Plato, recognized rhetoric and dialect as inherent parts of the system of knowledge attainment, and suggested that their development was