Dialogue Between Plato and Aristotle 2
As students file into the auditorium of the Academy the first thing that we all notice is the two professors that were standing at the front of the room. After all the students were seated that is when the first professor stepped forward to address the class. Plato: Good Morning Students! Students: Good Morning Professor! Plato: Many of you may know who I am and then there are those of you that do not. For those of you that do not know who I am, my name is Plato. I founded this Academy in 387 and it is the first of its kind (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platonic_Academy). I have studied under many great philosophers. After Plato got done speaking he stepped back and the professor standing to the left of him stepped forward and addressed the class. Aristotle: Good Morning Student! Students: Good Morning Professor! Aristotle: Like Plato there are many of you that know me and there are those of you that do not. So I will introduce myself to those of you that do not know me. My name is Aristotle. I was a
pupil of Plato’s. I have also tutored Alexander the Great. I am h
ere today to discuss with Plato my view points on the subjects at hand.
Plato: For today’s class Aristotle and I are going to discuss our ideas on the Theory of Form
and the Theory of Knowledge. All questions will be held until the end
of today’s cla
ss. Now we will talk about the Theory of Forms and the Theory of Knowledge.
Dialogue Between Plato and Aristotle 3
Plato: When we discuss Forms we are not talking about something that is truly real but something that we would see or grasp intellectually. The idea of it is that what you are looking at may not be the true form of which you are looking at it. When you draw a circle even when using something that seems to have a perfect circular shape that does not mean that the final product that you come up with will be a perfect circle. For the Greeks they developed circularity which to them seemed as if they were developing something that could exist in the actual physical world but in all actuality circularity cannot and doesn't exist in the actual physical part of the world because circularity is just one of my examples of a Form (http://www.filthylucre.com/plato-versus-aristotle-theory-of-forms-and-causes). Aristotle: My view on forms is that no matter which way you look at them they are and always will be universal. When you look at all the different things that are out there in this world there are many that can be the same color, the same size and can be just as beautiful as the next...