Regarding the view on the levels of soul, which is more acceptable to you, Plato’s or Aristotle’s? Why?

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  • 1 month ago

    As we don't have souls they don't have levels.

  • 1 month ago

    Socrates actually

    The genuinely dialectical spirit is driven by real questions; and real questions put the subjects at issue in the center of the discussion, not ourselves. Only in the last resort are ultimate arguments ad hominem, because the intellectual positions we hold on the big issues finally do correlate with our concrete solutions to the problem of human living. But while the quest for such a solution is underway, the beginning of a critical love of truth is attentiveness to others.

  • 1 month ago

    I'm going with Plato on this one, even though he stole a lot of his ideas on the psyche from Socrates.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I prefer Aretha Franklin's version of soul. 

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  • j153e
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    1 month ago

    Do you have a working definition of Plato's soul opinion and of Aristotle's soul opinion?

    If not, suggesting these:

    Plato's soul awareness develops in a cumulative or pyramidal fashion:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analogy_of_the_divid...

    and continues post-passing as charioteer learning from her earthly experiences:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chariot_Allegory

    Aristotle's soul is a special ("special" in the sense of "species") soul-field, the first potentiality of a species--an acorn is the soul-field of a oak tree, which continues throughout the life of the oak tree.

    Would suggest that Aristotle's "soul" = bio-psychological, which is "scientific," while Plato's "soul" turns Godward, desiring to be as much of God as is possible:  "science," and mystical hope, faith, and charity, respectively.  These are not mutually exclusive, so your instructor's question is begging a false dichotomy.

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