Plato and Aristotle, by Eric Voegelin

A Micro-Review/Essay

“Thanatos orients the soul toward the Good by relieving it from the sickness of appearance; Eros is the positive desire for the Good.”

Plato the mystic. Aristotle the scientist. Right? No. They were both mystics. Sure, Plato was more mystical than Aristotle, but Aristotle’s science (and political theory) merely pursued the mystical he absorbed from…

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Eric Scheske

Eric Scheske

Former editor of Gilbert Mag and columnist for NC Register. Freelance for many print pubs. Publishes here every Monday, plus occasional pieces during the week.