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

By George S. Claghorn

the aim of this research is to figure out Aristotle's angle towards the content material and approach to Plato's average technological know-how. Plato and Aristotle have frequently been considered as on contrary aspects of a philosophic 'Great Divide'. nevertheless, those that have discovered that the 2 males have been in contract have occasionally pointed out simply scattered situations of that contract. there's want for a brand new comparability of the 2 thinker- one that is proscribed in scope, in keeping with the first texts, and that is systematic and thorough in strategy. If profitable, the sort of comparability might 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 research, it's been essential to reject a couple of uncritically-accepted interpre­ tations of the Timaeus. opposite to the view of many, we've got concluded that Aristotle mostly agreed with Plato, either within the ideas and presuppositions of his typical technology. a few implications stem from this research. there's, for instance, the oft-questioned demeanour within which Aristotle taken care of Plato's philosophy. within the nice majority of circumstances, Aristotle stands forth as a competent reporter and a talented critic. in addition, the research sheds mild on that historic riddle: even if Plato and Aristotle are essentially akin or at odds of their common philosophies.

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