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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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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course PHIL 210 taught by Professor Rheins during the Spring '11 term at UNC.
- Spring '11