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While Plato's aesthetics fundamentally focuses on moral questions of art, Aristotle's examines the rhetorical form and structure of tragedy and highlights the cathartic function of art. Again in contrast to Plato, Aristotle is not...
Eastern Philosophy, Heraclitus, History of Philosophy, On Reason
Here I will summarize the main views of Heraclitus on cosmology and epistemology before laying out the parallel ideas of Laozi in the post of Heraclitus and Laozi (3). I will add reflections on...
History of Philosophy, On Reason, Philosophy
Another of the most important emancipation narratives in Western philosophy is found in Hegel. Like Plato, Hegel thinks that human beings achieve their freedom through the exercise of reason. Yet Hegel's narrative differs in...