There are people from ancient times that to have been ahead of their time and ancient philosophers are definitely some of those people. Arguably, two of the most influential philosophers of all time are Aristotle and Plato. Aristotle was actually one of Plato's students. Plato was much more metaphysically inclined than Aristotle was and he frequently spoke of concepts called the Forms; he believed that most people were considerably in the dark as to what the world actually was (Man Knowledge: The Greek Philosophers). Aristotle was much more practical and constantly contradicted Plato's views of having a ruling class of people who had the “right” qualities to become rulers (Kayla). On the contrary, Aristotle believed that society was a natural function of man to try to bec...
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