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ഋ Early reader 쐠 The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization online ඔ By Arthur Herman ජ ഋ Early reader 쐠 The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization online ඔ By Arthur Herman ජ Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the bookwhich sold half a million copies worldwideback to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet The Cave and the Light is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western cultureand how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture down to the present day Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas and ideals Socrates taught Plato that a man must use reason to attain wisdom, and that the life of a lover of wisdom, a philosopher, was the pinnacle of achievement Plato dedicated himself to living that ideal and went on to create a school, his famed Academy, to teach others the path to enlightenment through contemplation However, the same Academy that spread Platos teachings also fostered his greatest rival Born to a family of Greek physicians, Aristotle had learned early on the value of observation and hands on experience Rather than rely on pure contemplation, he insisted that the truest path to knowledge is through empirical discovery and exploration of the world around us Aristotle, Platos most brilliant pupil, thus settled on a philosophy very different from his instructors and launched a rivalry with profound effects on Western culture The two men disagreed on the fundamental purpose of the philosophy For Plato, the image of the cave summed up mans destined path, emerging from the darkness of material existence to the light of a higher and spiritual truth Aristotle thought otherwise Instead of rising above mundane reality, he insisted, the philosophers job is to explain how the real world works, and how we can find our place in it Aristotle set up a school in Athens to rival Platos Academy the Lyceum The competition that ensued between the two schools, and between Plato and Aristotle, set the world on an intellectual adventure that lasted through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and that still continues today From Martin Luther who named Aristotle the third great enemy of true religion, after the devil and the Pope to Karl Marx whose utopian views rival Platos , heroes and villains of history have been inspired and incensed by these two master philosophersbut never outside their influence Accessible, riveting, and eloquently written, The Cave and the Light provides a stunning new perspective on the Western world, certain to open eyes and stir debate.Praise for The Cave and the Light A sweeping intellectual history viewed through two ancient Greek lenses breezy and enthusiastic but resting on a sturdy rock of research Kirkus Reviews Examining mathematics, politics, theology, and architecture, the book demonstrates the continuing relevance of the ancient world Publishers Weekly A fabulous way to understand over two millennia of history, all in one book Library Journal Entertaining and often illuminating The Wall Street Journal From the Hardcover edition. 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    • The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
    • 3.1
    • 251
    • Kindle
    • 704 pages
    • 0553385666
    • Arthur Herman
    • English
    • 12 June 2017

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