The Differences Between Plato And Aristotle

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In my final project, I will discuss the difference between Plato and Aristotle, and the two different ideas they both sought highly to philosophize. Plato, well known for his theory on Forms, believed that all things have a true being, and that the world in which we live in is a poor representation of the real world. Aristotle, on the other hand, was well known for his ideas on Form and Matter, where he believed that all objects are made with certain materials and arranged in a particular way. Lastly, for my current events, I will discuss deals with the recent deaths of young black men in America and how it all ties back to the ideas of Plato and Aristotle. The Theory of Forms by Plato envisions a universe that occurs far from our imagination, where essence, beauty, justice, good aren’t affected by the modifications and flaws of this world we live in. Plato’s purpose for writing on the forms to convey to human on how our world is always changing which leads us to start relying on our senses to figure out what is ultimately happening. In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, he says, “When he approaches the light his eyes will be dazzled, and he will not be able to see anything at all of what are now called realities….He will require to grow accustomed to the sight of the upper world. And first he will see the shadows best, next the reflections of men and other objects in the water, and then the objects themselves; then he will gaze upon the light of the moon and the stars and the…
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