I need an explanation for this Philosophy question to help me study.
Briefly consider the following quotations.
- Plato: “The capacity for knowledge is present in everyone’s mind . . . Its orientation has to be accompanied by turning the mind as a whole away from the world of becoming, until it becomes capable of bearing the sight of real being and reality” (Republic). For the whole of inquiry or learning is recollection” (Meno).
- Aristotle: “All human beings desire to know. A sign of this is our liking for the senses, especially sight. . . The reason is that sight, more than any of the other senses gives us knowledge of things”. . . (Metaphysics). “For we think we know a thing when we know its primary causes and primary principles, all the way to its elements.” Physics)
- Respond to the discussion prompt below in 2-3 paragraphs .
- Give one reply to a classmate before the end of the week.
- Remember to follow the rules of netiquette as it will be part of your assessment.
- What do you see as the main similarity and difference between these two orientations?
- What might you expect the object of our knowledge to be for each?