A Critique of Aristotle’s Assertion that Metaphysics is Wisdom

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A CRITIQUE OF ARISTOTLE’S ASSERTION THAT METAPHYSICS IS WISDOM
In one of the most famous frescos of the Renaissance, Italian artist Raphael depicts Plato and Aristotle in The School of Athens (Janson and Janson 13-32). As Plato points to the heavens in a gesture symbolizing his metaphysical beliefs in a higher and abstract reality, Aristotle turns his hand towards the earth. For the informed observer, this portrayal of Aristotle represents the philosopher's belief that wisdom is metaphysics; and metaphysics itself is rooted in knowledge that begins with sense perceptions. 
But what exactly is Aristotle saying by suggesting that wisdom is metaphysics? Aristotle strongly rejected Plato’s argument that reality is but a reflection of higher...
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.....vocative and intriguing. But it falls well short of being a fully compelling and convincing argument. 
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