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By George S. Claghorn

the aim of this research is to figure out Aristotle's perspective towards the content material and approach to Plato's normal technological know-how. Plato and Aristotle have frequently been considered as on contrary aspects of a philosophic 'Great Divide'. however, those that have discovered that the 2 males have been in contract have occasionally pointed out simply scattered situations of that contract. there's desire for a brand new comparability of the 2 thinker- one that is restricted in scope, in line with the first texts, and that's systematic and thorough in strategy. If profitable, this type of comparability could carry into sharp concentration one part of Aristotle's reviews on Plato. Our try and meet this want is Aristotle's feedback of Plato's TIMAEUS. In pursuing this learn, it's been essential to reject a few uncritically-accepted interpre­ tations of the Timaeus. opposite to the view of many, we've 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 learn. there's, for instance, the oft-questioned demeanour during which Aristotle handled Plato's philosophy. within the nice majority of cases, Aristotle stands forth as a competent reporter and a talented critic. furthermore, the learn sheds gentle on that old riddle: no matter if Plato and Aristotle are essentially akin or at odds of their basic philosophies.

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