Distinctions and Comparisons between Aristotle and Plato Essay

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The ideas introduced by Plato on the theory of forms, where deducted and critiqued by Aristotle. Both philosophers can be viewed as having opposing ideologies. Nonetheless, Plato and Aristotle are in agreement on certain factors of their philosophy.
Many have scrutinized and compared the dissimilarities and similarities of Aristotle's doctrine of categories and Plato's theory of forms. The observations found are of an interesting nature. The beauty behind the writings of Plato is to not accept what is interpreted through the senses. In Plato's theory of forms, Plato explained the immaterial world as the realm containing the perfect form of objects and ideas that are presented on Earth. For instance, the idea of justice is inadequate
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Aristotle considered every characteristic examined in a particular object as a distinction that defined that specific entity. Aristotle believed that the substance of a particular living thing (such as a bird) indicates a true independent existence. The other qualities of a living thing such as height and color are imitative traits of being in that they are present only to an individual substance. As Aristotle studied an object he would use the word “this” to describe that he was observing a particular object. When examining an animal like a horse, he would bear in mind that the horse was independent of other horses due to certain physical characteristics that separated that individual horse from other horses. The natural scientist and philosopher, Aristotle opposed Plato’s perspective of not considering characteristics that an object contained which created an individual identity of that specific object. Plato’s concept of an alternate universe, containing perfect forms of objects was in Aristotle’s view a foolish assumption. Aristotle believed that there was a point in time where an object in the physical world reached its state of perfection. The Aristotelian view described an organism as having a telos or a purpose it is meant to attain. Aristotle claimed that an organism travels from imperfection to perfection. For example, the imperfect form of a human being is a child and the perfect form of a human being is an
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