2011-08-29 -- Plato, Aristotle, and the Scientific Legacies of Greek Philosophy

2011-08-29 -- Plato, Aristotle, and the Scientific Legacies of Greek Philosophy

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Plato, Aristotle, and the Scientific Legacies of Greek Philosophy August 29, 2011 History 108 Prof. November
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Ancient Greece ~1000 – 323 BCE Earliest surviving examples of systematic studies of the natural and metaphysical worlds Aristotle (384-322 BCE) most successful philosopher in Greece Pupil of Plato (427-347 BCE)
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Plato’s (and Aristotle’s) Ideals To know something you must know its true form Plato: everything has an ideal form Things on Earth are imperfect reflections of that ideal An ideal must exist—metaphysically—because it allows us to distinguish degrees of imperfection Aesthetics and beauty How do you access knowledge of that ideal? Plato: theory (“look to heavens”) Aristotle: observation (“look around you”)
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Plato : “Look to the perfection of the heavens for truth.” Aristotle : “Look around you at what is if you would know the truth.”
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The Golden Ratio
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Golden Ratio Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmaVqkR0ZXg
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2011-08-29 -- Plato, Aristotle, and the Scientific Legacies of Greek Philosophy

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