A Critical Analysis of Plato’s "Forms" and Aristotle’s "Metaphysics" This philosophical study will define the ethereal substance that defines the Forms in Plato’s writing defining the archetypal essence of the world in which we live. Plato defines the Forms as being an ideal state of living, which in some ways reflects its presence as the eternal and unchanging Good in the universe. The Forms are above anything that humans can conceive (as they are shadows), however, which reflect Aristotle’s critical evaluation of this causal factors (and change) problem being contradictory as an eternal ‘substance’ of the universe. By understanding Aristotle’s understanding of the perpetual changing aspect of forms in natural science, Plato’s ‘eternal’...The end:
.....of the Good being the prime mover in the Forms, Aristotle comes to understand a deeper and more profound mysticism in the way that change alters even the highest order of ‘substance’ in the universe. In this manner, Aristotle critical challenges Plato’s understanding of the immutable, infinite, and absolute foundation of the Forms as being subject to change, which defers the irreconcilable paradox that Plato cannot seem to resolve in his writings about the causal factor of material, objects, human values, and the essence of archetypes in the universe. Works Cited Aristotle. “Metaphysics.” ---. “Physics.” Plato. “Meno.” ---. “Phaedo.” ---. “The Republic.” (Customer please fill in the rest of bibliography, I only received a file of the text).