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Aristotle and Plato: A Comparison of Rhetoric essay

Posted on June 1st, 2012 by essay

Aristotle and Plato are apparently very influential philosophers who defined the development of philosophy not only in ancient Greece but also in the further development of Western civilization at large. At the same time, it should be pointed out that both Aristotle and Plato paid a particular attention to the problem of rhetoric which they analyzed meticulously in their works and attempted to better understand its essence and place in the life of ancient Greek society. In spite of the fact that Plato is considered to be a mentor, a teacher of Aristotle, their views on rhetoric differed considerably, though certain similarities in their views on rhetoric were also inevitable. In this respect, it is necessary to discuss the position […]

Plato and Aristotle’s Theory of Knowledge essay

Posted on May 31st, 2012 by essay

Differences in Plato and Aristotle’s Theory of Knowledge Plato’s theory of Things and Ideas (or Forms) makes an outstanding contribution to the Western Philosophical thought. Thought he wrote a lot of books on different aspects including political science, ethical theory, psychology and art, he is known all over the world mostly due to this theory of “Things and Ideas”. The idea that the reality that we see around us is not a true reality, but just a reflection of the higher reality makes the core of the theory of “Things and Ideas”. Plato created his own theory of “a priori”. He interpreted this notion as the ideal manifestation of forms; it was the reflection of the previous experience and life. […]

Bruce Thornton’s “Greek Ways”

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by essay

Ancient Greek civilization is considered by many specialists, such as Bruce Thornton, the cradle of the modern western civilization. In his book “Greek Ways”, Bruce Thornton opposes to critics of the ancient Greek society who believed in the backwardness of ancient Greeks. Instead, he argues that the ancient Greek society was an advanced civilization which laid the foundation to the modern western society and its basic principles. In this respect, it is important to underline that Bruce Thornton argue that ancient Greeks affected different aspects of western civilization, but he lays a particular emphasis on their achievements in the field of socio-political life, culture and science. First of all, Bruce Thornton focuses his attention on the close link between the […]

Essay on Philosophy – ethics

Posted on April 11th, 2014 by essay

According to Aristotle, a human behaviour sometimes (but not always) involves the rational thinking and self-mastery; at the same time the animal-like behaviour is not based upon the conscious choice.   QUESTION 2 ANSWER:  False The pleasure is not the most perfect way of life, and not its aim, it is rather a part of a perfect life. But it’s not a sufficient thing to live in the pleasure only and could results in a slavish life.   QUESTION 3 ANSWER:  True Ethics is not a matter for theoretical concept according to the views expressed by Aristotle. The sketch of an ethical theory, or its outline has to serve as a framework for further ethical considerations.   QUESTION 4 ANSWER: (1) happiness […]

Reaction Paper of the Four Readings

Posted on March 11th, 2013 by essay

Homer The Odyssey The Odyssey by Homer is one of the greatest works of the ancient Greek literature which marks the transition in the philosophy and vision of the world of ancient Greeks. To put it more precisely, Homer shows the transition in the relationship between people and gods in ancient Greece. The main character of The Odyssey struggles against gods, Poseidon. Ulysses challenged the will of gods and neglected Poseidon. In this regard, the main character rebels against gods and attempts to prove that human is capable to reach the set goals. The return of the main character to his home is the hard way but this is the way of the human, who resists to gods, and wins. […]