Ancient Greek Philosophy 3

Ancient Greek Philosophy 3 - C. What differences in their...

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Aristotle Friday, April 15, 2011 1:56 PM Aristotle cosmology 4 elements 5th element not aether moves in circular unopposed way. Cannot be forced Around earth from moon above. Subject, object, activity Unmoved mover 3 levels of soul Rational Sensitive-locomotive Vegetative-nutritive Final Exam 2 essays Both compare/contrast plato/aristiotle presocratics/plato 2hr exam Will have possible essays Ungraded question Final Review Notes Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:52 PM Option 2: Sensible and Intelligible Cognition A. What is the relationship between the senses and intellect in Plato’s theory of knowledge? What kind of cognition does each supply us with (and of what)? How does one inform or take precedence over the other? B. What is the relationship between the knowledge of the senses and knowledge by reason in Aristotle? What do we know about through each of them, and what relationships of priority and authority exist between them?
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Unformatted text preview: C. What differences in their respective metaphysics help account for the differences in Plato and Aristotles epistemologies of sensible and intelligible cognition? Plato Theory of Knowledge the senses are deceptive and deceive the intellect (phaedo) soul achieves most knowledge when it is the furtherst separated from the body as possible. thinks best when it is not troubled by anything like hearing or sight, or pain or any pleasure when it is, as far as possible, alone by itself, and takes leave of the body, avoiding, as far as is possible, all association or contact with the body, and reaches out toward reality. (65c). freeing himself (as far as possible) from his eyes and ears, and, in a word, from his whole body, because association with it confuses the soul and prevents it from attaining truth and wisdom. (66a) Virtue of Knowledge Gain knowledge through recollection...
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