Comparison Of Plato And Aristotle's Epistemology And Metaphysics

Comparison of Plato and Aristotle's epistemology and metaphysics

Plato's Metaphysics

Three predecessors heavily influenced by Plato's thoughts on metaphysics and epistemology, Heraclitus (c. 540 BC-480-70), Parmenides (c.515 BC-449-40), and Socrates (470 BC-399). Only fragments remain in the writings of Parmenides and Heraclites, including some contained in the dialogues of Plato. Socrates wrote nothing. Plato's description of his teachers is our main source of evidence for his philosophy. Parmenides argued that there is and can be only one thing, being. Though one can not think or say what is not. Truth is static. The appearance of change is just that, a deceptive appearance. Unfortunately, ...
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