Plato And Aristotle Analysis

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Evaluation The value of the works and activities of Plato and Aristotle, can not be underestimated in the development not only of philosophical thought and of the construction of the principles of the existence of Western civilization, but in our modern life: its technical and information support as the development of many schools of later periods and modernity were based directly or indirectly on their works. Aristotle, living at the same society with Plato in Ancient Greece shares some of his views. For instance, both, Plato and Aristotle in their theoretical writings: define the concept of "citizen"; highlight the rights and responsibilities of citizens and their position in the state; develop and propose a specific system of public education and control. Nevertheless, they both do not create the image of the citizen as an independent person. This applies especially to Plato, who claims that because of the regulations, personality of a citizen dissolves in the community of many citizens (Kraut, 1997). However, this trend is also applicable to Aristotle, who believes that even the virtue of the citizen must "adapt" to one or the other political system (Aristotle, 2009). Therefore, speaking of the political ideals of the Greek thinkers of the"classic" era (Plato and Aristotle), it would be a self-sufficient state (polis), but not self-sufficient person. Plato and Aristotle together do not recognize slaves as citizens of the state, arguing that those who are not able to
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