22 - A ristotle Although Aristotle was the student of...

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Aristotle Although Aristotle was the student of Plato, they differed remarkably in both the character and content of their philosophical writings. Plato was a great literary stylist, while Aristotle's works are in places barely readable. Some even suggest that they are a compilation by his students of his lecture notes. Plato's style is poetic, depending heavily on allegory (e.g. that of the cave), while Aristotle's is prosaic and literal. One might call Aristotle's writings logical in the sense that they approach the material systematically, with each alternative explored in minute detail. Content-wise, the two philosophies are very different in their emphasis. Plato found knowledge in another world, a supernatural realm. He has even been accused of being a mystic. Aristotle largely confined knowledge to this world; he is a naturalist. The difference is reflected in the sciences which each held up as a model for correct thinking. Plato
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 102 taught by Professor Markelwin during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.

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