Is there a paradox in between Plato and Aristotle’s theories regarding moral decision-making?

What is Aristotle’s critique of Plato’s theory of forms?

In general, Aristotle thought that Plato’s theory of forms with its two separate realms failed to explain what it was meant to explain. That is, it failed to explain how there could be permanence and order in this world and how we could have objective knowledge of this world.

Why does Aristotle reject Plato’s Forms?


Form is known through reason no right he keeps this notion. All right he says the form has to be not the reason if he were to reject it you have to say that what forms are somehow perceived.

How do Plato and Aristotle differ?

According to a conventional view, Plato’s philosophy is abstract and utopian, whereas Aristotle’s is empirical, practical, and commonsensical.

What is the difference between Plato’s approach and Aristotle approach to imitation?

For Plato ethical values that are governed by the idea of good are immutable and eternal and such ideas are in metaphysical world and could not be found in imitation. So Plato alleges poetry of counterfeiting and feigning through imitation. Aristotle however believes that imitation promotes morality.

What ideas do Plato and Aristotle share in common?

Both Aristotle and Plato believed in these shared principles: harmony, organic approach (society functions as an organism), natural approach, politics and morals, they believed that humans are social creatures, and they believed in the functioning of the state and its citizens.

What is the biggest difference between Plato’s and Aristotle’s views on the soul?

Plato believed that the purpose of the soul was to escape the burden of the body, and reach the Realm of Forms. Aristotle, however, believed the opposite. His was a very monist view. He saw the body and soul as inextricable; the soul shaped the body.