Questions to consider in your essay- How do Aristotle’s three theoretical sciences line up with Plato’s four divisions of the divided Line? Justify your answer.
Which position claims more kinds of things to be knowable? Why?
What is philosophically at stake in this dispute regarding the status of movable things?
Which position is closer to the truth? Why? Can Aristotle point to anything in Plato that should invite Plato to agree with him at least in word? What would be needed for this verbal agreement to become a real agreement?
Essay on Plato’s Divided Line: Who claims to know more, Plato or Aristotle? Is there a science of nature? Why? See handout for further directions.
The first paragraph must specify the goal (thesis or problem), chief sources to be used, and your general plan for the paper. Use the Research Paper Grading Analysis to evaluate the first draft of your paper. If you are not satisfied with your grade, revise your work. For credit, be sure to label your work e.g., PHIL1750X-MACIEROWSKI-PLATOvARISTOTLE2021.
Replace the X with your assigned section letter (I). Replace MACIEROWSKI with your LAST NAME.