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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.

|Plato |Aristotle | |In 250 to 500 words, using the readings about Plato’s search for |In 250 to 500 words, based on Aristotle’s science of the first | |truth, and his theories of knowledge, discuss how contemporary |philosophy, analyze how Aristotle’s metaphysics may guide | |people may be living in a cave and which steps, based on Plato’s |contemporary people to knowledge about the world. | |model of the Divided Line, will be necessary for their | | |enlightenment. | | |Contemporary people live in a cave as suggested by Plato in such |The Metaphysics is Aristotle's significant philosophical work | |sense that they look to what is in front of them and what they |that contains the theory of being. The word "metaphysics" is | |are faced with in their lives without looking to others around |defined due to the fact that this...
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