Download PDF by Lloyd P. Gerson: Aristotle and Other Platonists

By Lloyd P. Gerson

ISBN-10: 0801441641

ISBN-13: 9780801441646

ISBN-10: 0801473373

ISBN-13: 9780801473371

"Aristotle as opposed to Plato. for a very long time that's the perspective from which the story has been advised, in textbooks at the historical past of philosophy and to school scholars. Aristotle's philosophy, so the tale is going, was once au fond towards Plato's. however it used to be now not continually thus."—from the Introduction

In a wide-ranging publication prone to reason controversy, Lloyd P. Gerson units out the case for the "harmony" of Platonism and Aristotelianism, the normal view in overdue antiquity. He goals to teach that the twentieth-century view that Aristotle began as a Platonist and ended up as an anti-Platonist is heavily flawed.

Gerson examines the Neoplatonic commentators on Aristotle in keeping with their precept of concord. In contemplating historic stories of Aristotle's different types, Physics, De Anima, Metaphysics, and Nicomachean Ethics, the writer exhibits how the primary of concord permits us to appreciate a number of texts that another way look intractable. Gerson additionally explains how those "esoteric" treatises may be visible to not clash with the early "exoteric" and frankly Platonic dialogues of Aristotle. Aristotle and different Platonists concludes with an review of a few of the philosophical result of acknowledging harmony.

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