Aristotle vs. Plato
By: Ben Jones, Gabriella Elliott, Savanna Pettet, and Shyam Patel
*This blog post includes the questions we researched and answered about Aristotle and Plato. The questions and answers also go along with the interview video.
What were Aristotle's personal beliefs? - He believed that all people desired happiness but happiness was only achieved when a person used his/her intellectual abilities to their full power. www.westerncultureglobal.org
What was Aristotle's view on literature? -He believed that literature is determined by our qualites/character and that these basic combinations of traits show in the actions at critical moments.
What was Aristotle's philosophy? -He believed that understanding the material in reality can be achieved by properly identifying the essential traits of the materials and distinguishing these traits. www.historyforkids.org
What were Plato's personal beliefs? -Plato, like Aristotle, believed that all people desired happiness in some way; however, he believed happiness was the result of a healthy soul. www.oregonstate.edu
What was Plato's view on literature? -He believes that it is difficult to put theorys and ideas in words, but readers will understand them after long thought, discussion, and questioning. www.gap-system.org
What was Plato's philosophy? -He believed the nature and destiny of a man has an individual soul chained to a material body and that the metaphysics ultimate reality is spiritual in nature. www.cals.ncsu.edu