The Cave and the Light

Examines the age old dispute between Plato and Aristotle on the nature of “truth”, which continues to the present day. For Plato, truth was an ideal, something that exists outside and above reality, for Aristotle, only experience and observation could reveal what was “true.”

In a way, each of these great men had one half of what would become the scientific method: theory and experiment.

I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would, and consider it an important part of my ‘education.’

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