Aristotle Essay Topics

Philosophy metaphysics

In order to clearly answer the first question, it is important first to answer the question – “what is the soul for Aristotle” and as such give an account of how he views substance and separability. Aristotle posits in de Anima that the soul is the substance in the sense which corresponds to the definitive… View Article

Linking Aristotle’s virtue with character

Aristotle’s virtue ethics is often considered to be founded on character such that an individual’s character defines his or her virtues. It is important to note that Aristotle gives emphasis to the idea that virtue is acquired through habit. In this regard, it can be presumed that there is a connection between character and virtue… View Article

Aristotle’s Revelation of the Platonic View

Does the world really exist? If it does exist, what caused its existence? Those are a few epistemological questions that may be pondered about by many people throughout one’s life. Those are questions that have to do with the origin of knowledge, and figuring out the truth to that knowledge. Plato and Aristotle are considered… View Article

The Tragedy of Aristotle

Aristotle’s “Poetics” reflects the exceptional ability and knowledge of the famous writer and philosopher in the field of philosophy and the arts. With his thought s regarding poetry, Aristotle  has been the most reliable and earliest source of information in writing stories, particularly in writing a tragedy. It became the blueprint for writers who considered… View Article

Comparison between the Views of Confucius and Aristotle

Both Confucius and Aristotle have had a great impact in philosophy even though their views on humanity varied. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher whose ideologies on science, logic and virtue greatly influenced philosophy. Aristotle greatly influenced Islamic and Jewish theological and traditional thinking in the Middle Ages and his study of logic was incorporated to… View Article

Democracy & Aristotle

Democracy is widely recognized to have originated from ancient Greece, where much of its political philosophy was developed, particularly by Aristotle. However, Ancient Rome is also credited with significant contributions to the development of democracy. Etymologically speaking, the word ‘democracy’ equates to rule and strength from the people. This is an important notion to consider,… View Article

Investigating The Causal Natures of Chance and Spontaneity

After introducing the principle causes (efficient, formal, material, final), Aristotle talks about chance and spontaneity in Book II, (Physics) for the purpose of investigating their place among the said causes. Aristotle bases his enquiry on the observation that in history, these terms are conflictive in their interpretation. Some people say that everything that we consider… View Article

Evaluating Aristotle

Far from being a social constraint, or perhaps a force that elicits fear of being caught, the motives that move a person to choose what is good and avoid what is evil draw well the fine line that separates actions that may be regarded as moral, or those that are immoral. Ethics is important, if… View Article

Virtue Ethics

In the field of bioethics, Aristotle’s ethics does not have the same practical force as action-based theories, especially when the dilemma in question involves deciding whether or not to do some particular action (“pulling the plug” on a patient). In any case, there are two ways we can apply the character based approach to bioethics…. View Article

Nature of Virtue

? Saint Thomas Aquinas studied at the University of Paris in 1252 to work towards earning his theology degree. 1 Thomas obtained his license to teach theology at the university in 1256. 2 He started on his masterpiece in 1265 called Summa Theologica. 3 He didn’t complete it because he died on March 7, 1274… View Article

Imitation Plato and Aristotle

Introduction Plato and Aristotle are two famous literary critics in ancient Greece. Aristotle is Plato’s student. They all agree that art is a form of imitation. However, their attitudes towards imitation are profoundly different. Plato claims that poetry is worthless and bad because it is mere imitation and may have bad influence on human beings…. View Article

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle

Socrates was born in Athens about 470 BC and lived until 399 BC, he was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher and is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. An accurate picture of the man, his life, and viewpoints are problematic because he did not write any philosophical texts, everything we know is… View Article

Plato – Short Biography

Plato was born on or around May 21, 427 in Athens. His real name was Aristocles. Plato (meaning broad) was his wrestling name. He was the child of Ariston and Perictione, both of Athenian aristocratic ancestry. He lived his whole life in Athens, although he traveled to various places such as Sicily and southern Italy… View Article

Plato and the Concept of Knowledge

Plato’s Theaetetus is a dialogue that discusses and attempts to find a definition of knowledge. The two characters, Socrates and Theaetetus, approach the argument with the initial idea that knowledge is the addition of a true judgment and an account. However, Socrates raises some concerns regarding the fundamental aspects that make the definition true. Ultimately,… View Article

Short note on plato

?Plato’s Metaphysics in a Nutshell it is vital to know the difference Plato made between sensible “things” and “forms. ” Things are those aspects of reality which we see though our senses: a boy, a table, fan, television, etc. Everything that we experience in the world of impression is constantly changing (the television will start… View Article