29 Jun, 2021 03:20 PM

Aristotle and Plato positions?

I'm NOT asking you to write my essay for me. I'm just really confused on where to start. I know the positions that Aristotle and Plato have and how they differ, but I'm confused with how my teacher wants me to express them. "The wind blew the last leaf off the tree" Part 1: Using the example quoted above, describe the metaphysical and epistemological positions of Plato and Aristotle. Please just tell me what he means in part 1. How does the leaf blowing off of a tree have to do with their differing views on how things have perfect forms?

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29 Jun, 2021 03:20 PM

I can't help you with the particulars since I haven't studied either in ages. But I have an inkling that the gist of the example has to do with "change". 

Think about how Plato and Aristotle would have explained and approached the idea of "change" differently. Here's something that looks useful on Aristotle's stance:


Here's something on Plato and change:


Not sure if you'll find the pages useful per se. But that's what I'd start from. Probably both the metaphysics and the epistemology come into play here. If not, it'll at least give you an angle to start with and get going.