Plato then became the teacher of Aristotle who, although a long-term pupil, was able to find many faults in Plato’s theories and in fact became a great critic of his teacher. What are man’s hopes or dreams that expose the myths in sublime poetry? So, a chair is a chair because it has been designed to have the function of a chair. In the Phaedrus, Plato likens the soul to a driver, who leads a team of two horses, one obedient and generous, the other stubborn and rebellious. He did not see the human condition as a trap distracting the mind from truth, instead Aristotle believed we could use the body as a tool to aid us in learning. Can I say 5 is greater than 3, or only that 5 apples is greater than 3 apples? The founding principle of philosophy is perhaps the astonishment, source of the questions.