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Unformatted text preview: even more disparities between Plato and Aristotles philosophies regarding their views on government. Plato's view of virtue is focused primarily on his theory of forms, which he conveys through his writings on Socrates teachings. Plato derives the majority of influence on his beliefs from his predecessor Socrates, for whom he purposefully writes on behalf of. In his form theory Plato suggests that ideal or quintessential forms of all ideas and entities exist within a dimension of reality. Therefore a form exists for every concept and object, for example love and chairs. In his theory of forms Plato does not render a distinct definition of virtue, but instead dances around the topic....
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