Plato is a Greek philosopher who believes that physical or literal solutions do not represent the interests of underlying factors. The philosopher notes that ultimate reality is described by unchanging forms aside from appearances perceived by people. Aristotle uses observable features to discover underlying commonalities among people. Understanding social virtues that make people equal is based on underlying explanations and commonalities among human beings.
Plato’s perspective on ultimate reality is more appropriate than Aristotle’s argument. There are situations that human beings fail to explain. For instance, forces behind natural disasters such as cyclones and typhoons are beyond human explanation. This is based on the damages experienced once the cyclone or typhoon hits a coastal area. People judge situations based on what they are seeing (Nightingale, 2015). Prominent scholars argue that ultimate reality is more than what people see with bare eyes. Some scenarios require an extended explanation as a means of understanding the pattern of decision-making. This knowledge will be useful in conflict mitigation during later stages in life, at both personal and professional levels (Di Liscia & Kessler, E. (2016). People react differently to anger or disappointment. Identifying sources of anger will entail understanding the inner forces that face an individual.
Sensory observations would be more effective than abstract thinking in decision-making processes. Unlike abstract thinking, sensory observations result in decisions that solve problems based on practical experience. For instance, benchmarking the administrative operations of a successful firm would reduce employee-management conflicts. This objective is achieved more efficiently than relying on theoretical and conceptual frameworks that provide solutions. Sensory observation provides practical information on reality in a decision-making process.
Di Liscia, D. A., & Kessler, E. (2016). Method and order in Renaissance philosophy of nature: the Aristotle commentary tradition. Routledge.
Nightingale, A. (2015). Sight and the philosophy of vision in Classical Greece: Democritus, Plato and Aristotle. In Sight and the Ancient Senses (pp. 68-81). Routledge.