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Every man is born an Aristotelian or a Platonist.

I do not think it possible that any one born an Aristotelian can become a Platonist and I am sure no born Platonist can ever change into an Aristotelian. They are the two classes of men, beside which it is next to impossible to conceive a third…

I believe that Aristotle never could get to understand what Plato meant by an idea… Aristotle was, and still is, the sovereign lord of the understanding, the faculty judging by the senses… But he confounded science with philosophy, which is an error

–Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Table Talk, July 2, 1830