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Arthur Herman


Subtitle: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization, Random House, NYC., 2013, 676 pgs.. index, notes, bibliography, illustrations


Reviewer comment - The book is reviewed by Roger Kimball in WSJ, November 18, 2013. The subtitle gives the author's basic contention that everything in the history of western thought since ancient Greece has been a gloss either on Plato or Aristotle. And the title aludes to the two basic contentions captured so vividly in Raphael's painting of "The School of Athents' in which Plato is pointing up and Aristotle is pointing down - refering to inductive versus deductive reasoning and Plato's cave versus Aristotle's light.


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