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Single Idea 1605

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 2. Reality]

Full Idea

There are two extremes: the Aristotelian views reality simply as reality, and the sophist or poet view reality only as an object of desire.

Gist of Idea

Reality can be viewed neutrally, or as an object of desire

Source

David Roochnik (The Tragedy of Reason [1990], p.199)

Book Reference

Roochnik,David: 'The Tragedy of Reason: the Platonic logos' [Routledge 1990], p.199