Comparing Plato and Aristotle on the Relationship between Form and Matter The ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle are well known for their discourse concerning the basic duality of existence - namely, the relationship between form and matter. Although both philosophers share some common perspectives on the subject, they also hold strikingly different views on key assumptions and conclusions. Accordingly, the following discussion compares and contrasts Plato’s account of the relationship between form and matter with Aristotle's position. Plato's Theory of Forms is based on the notion that there is a permanent and unchanging reality that transcends the physical world of things. The types of things that Plato refers to as Forms...The end:
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