For Man of the Mediterranean
The greatest Greek philosopher In all of Greece
I have made significant and lasting contributions to nearly every aspect of human knowledge. From logic to biology to ethics and aethetics.
Three Minute Philosophy: Aristotle (the new version!)
Some stuff about me!
At eighteen, he joined Platos Acadamy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven (c. 347 BC). His writings cover many subjects – including Physics, Biology, Zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. Shortly after Plato died, Aristotle left Athens and, at the request of Philip of Macedon, tutored Alexander the Great starting from 343 BC. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, "Aristotle was the first genuine scientist in history and every scientist is in his debt."
Teaching Alexander the Great gave Aristotle many opportunities and an abundance of supplies. He established a library in the Lyceum which aided in the production of many of his hundreds of books. The fact that Aristotle was a pupil of Plato contributed to his former views of Platonism, but, following Plato's death, Aristotle immersed himself in empirical studies and shifted from Platonism to empiricism. He believed all peoples' concepts and all of their knowledge was ultimately based on perception. Aristotle's views on natural sciences represent the groundwork underlying many of his works.