Aristotle, unlike Plato, believed that one did not have to look outside this reality in order to find true beauty. The Form, which we saw in Plato’s philosophy to be a trans-dimensional object that we can never really conceive, and which has us only grasping in shadows was replaced with something a bit more scientific. The form according to Plato is the idea of an object. -because ideas by their very nature are perfect (even the ones that may not seem perfect, were conceived with their imperfections and thus “perfectly” thought of) So in essence, the question is never where to look for perfection… the question is HOW?
- Find a picture/ text/ anything of anything on the internet, then use the Four Causes to interrogate it. Help everyone else in the class understand why it is OBJECTIVELY beautiful. [Hint: Please look at the handout for the Four Causes online]. Be sure to LINK or embed the actual picture/text/ etc.
Remember according to Aristotle we ALL see the PRIMARY object but we ALL PERCEIVE THE ACTUAL OBJECT DIFFERENTLY. Thus this means that though we see the object objectly (all the same) we evaluate it (read: perceive it’s beauty) differently. Help everyone get on the same page so we can ALL find beauty in the world.