The Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle Comparison Essay by cee-cee

The Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle
An analysis of the contributions of Plato and Aristotle to the development of philosophy.
# 114985 | 1,980 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 01, 2009 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Philosophy (Epistemology) , Philosophy (Ethics)

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The paper discusses Plato's epistemological theories, beliefs on ethics, love and music, theory of the primordial existence of three sexes and his political ideas. The paper then looks at the works of Aristotle, who was in many ways Plato's direct follower, although he was more methodical than Plato. The paper examines Aristotle's ideas on substance, essence and virtue. The paper concludes that Plato's and Aristotle's philosophies are essential to the Western tradition.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ackrill, J.L. Essays on Plato and Aristotle. Westoprt: Clarendon Press, 1997.
  • Aristotle. Metaphysics. New York: Rutledge, 1983.
  • -- Nicomachean Ethics. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 1985
  • Plato. The Collected Dialogues of Plato, Including the Letters, ed. by Edith Hamilton and Hungtinton Cairns. New York: Pantheon Books, 1961.

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