Plato and Aristotle on the Human Soul Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

Compares and contrasts Aristotle's and Plato's arguments about the soul.
# 89636 | 1,575 words | 2 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , English (Comparison)

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This paper discusses Plato's and Aristotle's views on the human soul. The paper makes the basic argument that both philosophers had different positions on the mind-soul relationship, the characteristics of the soul and the origin of the soul. The only thing they agree on is that souls come from other souls.

From the Paper:

"The human soul has been a common topic of debate for philosophers ever since philosophers have existed. Both Plato and Aristotle theorized about the human soul. In most cases they presented very different arguments on the nature of the human soul. However, there are also a few similarities between their arguments. This essay will look at the arguments that both Plato and Aristotle made about the human soul. The three areas in which these philosophers differ are in terms of the relationship between the body and the soul, the nature of the soul and the ultimate origin of the soul."

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