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Philosophy Matrix II: Ancient Quest for Truth
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Use the matrix to analyze Plato and Aristotle’s theory of knowledge and apply both to current day practices.

In the first column, using the readings about Plato’s search for truth and his theories of knowledge, discuss how contemporary people may be living in a cave and which steps, based on Plato’s model of the Divided Line, will be necessary for their enlightenment.

In the next column, based on Aristotle’s science of the first philosophy, analyze how Aristotle’s metaphysics may guide contemporary people to knowledge about the world.

In the final fields, evaluate how you use either or both of the methods in your own life and explain how Plato and Aristotle used pre-Socratic philosophy.

Cite your sources consistent with APA guidelines.

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In 250 to 500 words, using the readings about Plato’s search for truth, and his theories of knowledge, discuss how contemporary people may be living in a cave and which steps, based on Plato’s model of the Divided Line, will be necessary for their enlightenment. In 250 to 500 words, based on Aristotle’s science of the first philosophy, analyze how Aristotle’s metaphysics may guide contemporary people to knowledge about the world.

According to Plato, a person acquires knowledge through the operation of the mind. This is referred to as rationalism. He believed that knowledge is based on intellect and concepts or ideas. According to Aristotle, In 250 to 500 words, evaluate how you use either or both of the methods in your own life.

In 250 to 500 words, explain how Plato and Aristotle built on pre-Socratic philosophy.
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