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Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyry$
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George E. Karamanolis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264568

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199264562.001.0001

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Ammonius Saccas

Ammonius Saccas

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(p.191) 5 Ammonius Saccas
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Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?
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George E. Karamanolis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199264562.003.0006

Ammonius Saccas held the view that the philosophy of Aristotle is in agreement with that of Plato on most essential philosophical issues. It is argued that Ammonius was an independent thinker who, though a Platonist, had a weaker commitment to Plato than most of his contemporary Platonists, and hence was uninterested in interschool polemics. Rather, his concern was to search for the truth in philosophy, which led him to study the works of both Plato and Aristotle, and appreciate them according to their merits. Focusing on the underlying thought behind the texts, Ammonius set aside doctrines forged by later philosophers, points of detail, and also certain flaws of the philosophers themselves, and reached an understanding of Platonic and Aristotelian philosophy as a whole, concluding that their basic doctrines are essentially the same.

Keywords:   Ammonius Saccas, Platonic philosophy, Aristotelian philosophy, metaphysics

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