Plato And Plato's Influence On Philosophy

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Socrates Plato, and Aristotle have had a huge influence on Philosophy is still incomparable, up to this day. From what I have learned in this course, I will explain how they have inspired, invented and even have changed many people’s view on life.
One of Plato’s theories is his view on the universe, called Theory of Forms. According to Plato, we live in world that is constantly undertaking change. Plato says that nothing is ever permanent; people, animals and crops, and wildlife live and then die eventually. Buildings and infrastructures diminish as well. He believes that even the present is deceiving because our senses of touch, taste and sight are not always perfect and can be wrong sometimes. Plato had said that the world which we see,
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Also, the form is at its perfect. Plato believes that the Form has no matter while Aristotle believes that the Form has matter, making up the substance. As Aristotle was Plato’s inspiration, Aristotle combined his study of the world by his classifications with his work in logic and theology. In ancient times he became recognized as the leading authority on logic and was recognized in the Middle Ages as well. He began his study of logic as lessons, of how to succeed in the kind of debates found in Plato 's writings. Aristotle believed that people chased for happiness, and said that people should search for it in the divine and in the material world. Similar to the Hindus, Socrates and Plato, Aristotle believed that the pursuit of knowledge moved one closer to harmony with…show more content…
One was earthly matter that could be both seen and felt. Another consisted of the visible heavenly bodies, seen but not felt, the moon, planets, sun and stars. His third substance was the invisible world of spirit. Aristotle assumed that the moon, planets, sun and stars needed a force to move them because inertia was not understood yet. Everything must have a cause. Soul was what he assumed was the mover. In comparison to Plato, Aristotle saw soul as symbolizing reason. It was thought that the soul moved itself with a sense of purpose. In all, Aristotle believed that the cause of motion of all things is Divine Will. One major difference is that Aristotle did not accept Plato 's Theory of Forms. But he does not argue that what was platos the path to goodness is through knowledge of the universal
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