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Plato and Aristotle on Awareness and the Human Mind

Summary: Can we understand the human mind and self-awareness? This essay explores the question by discussing Plato's cave allegory and Aristotle's theory of studying the brain and comparing characteristics of like creatures.
Throughout time, philosophers, neuroscientists and laypeople have granted us knowledge over a vast variety of topics, answering the questions that no one thought could be answered, but there is one question that towers above all others: Can we understand the human mind and self-awareness? Antonio R. Damasio wrote an article which hints that many of the worlds thinkers believe that the question is unanswerable, but two experts in epistemology, by the names of Plato and Aristotle, can help us understand the mind and self-awareness through their analogies. These intelligent philosophers each hold their own theory about the human mind. Plato's position on the issue states that the incoherent one will form theories and predictions to explain and describe certain ideas. During Aristotle's studies of animals, he discovered that the characteristics of the human mind can be better understood, by comparing similarities and differences between the individual and animals...

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