Plato versus Aristotle: Philosophical Debates

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Plato and Aristotle (fourth century B.C.E.) were two of the greatest philosophers of all time. Ever the best of friends, they disagreed about nearly everything. By taking opposite sides on controversial issues, these two philosophers launched widespread debates that go on to this day. All through history, famous thinkers have taken sides and have further developed the opposing perspectives.

The works of Plato and Aristotle contain timeless insights for students to interpret in their own way. This book introduces students to some of the most significant issues that Plato and Aristotle debated—and that humans have ever wondered about—giving students a chance to enter the conversation, think deeply about important questions, critique the arguments of others, and ultimately form their own opinions—and maybe their own philosophies along the way.