Aristotle’s Criticism of Plato’s ‘Timaeus’ by George S. Claghorn PDF

By George S. Claghorn

the aim of this learn is to figure out Aristotle's angle towards the content material and approach to Plato's ordinary technological know-how. Plato and Aristotle have usually been considered as on contrary facets of a philosophic 'Great Divide'. however, those that have chanced on that the 2 males have been in contract have occasionally pointed out basically scattered circumstances of that contract. there's want for a brand new comparability of the 2 thinker- one that is restricted in scope, in line with the first texts, and that's systematic and thorough in process. If winning, this kind of comparability could deliver into sharp concentration one section of Aristotle's reviews on Plato. Our try and meet this desire is Aristotle's feedback of Plato's TIMAEUS. In pursuing this examine, it's been essential to reject a few uncritically-accepted interpre­ tations of the Timaeus. opposite to the view of many, we now have concluded that Aristotle mostly agreed with Plato, either within the ideas and presuppositions of his usual technology. a couple of implications stem from this learn. there's, for instance, the oft-questioned demeanour within which Aristotle handled Plato's philosophy. within the nice majority of cases, Aristotle stands forth as a competent reporter and a talented critic. furthermore, the research sheds mild on that old riddle: no matter if Plato and Aristotle are primarily akin or at odds of their basic philosophies.

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