Aristotle’s Influence

by | Mar 21, 2021 | West Coast Linda

In terms of philosophers and their modern day influence: we see Plato, (a
follower of Socrates), who spent his life formalizing ideas. Some have
referred to him as a real ‘windbag.’ Aristotle, a pupil of Plato
influences our modern form of education by systematizing it.

Our current methods are very linear, they go along in a straight line and
don’t require investigating or thinking beyond the facts as presented. The
method presupposes its significance and our own ignorance. But it does
insure a degree of commonality amongst us, but inhibits and devalues our
own creativity and natural intelligence.

Neither Plato or Aristotle was a threat to the established ideas of the
time, unlike Socrates who taught his students to think and question. In
fact, their methods helped create a ballast of status quo, anchoring us
amongst the givens.


Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)