New PDF release: Aristotle’s Criticism of Plato’s ‘Timaeus’

By George S. Claghorn

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

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