Aristotle

Enlightenment Thinker

Background/Education

Aristotle was born in the Macedonia city of stagira, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child, whereafter Proxenus of Atarneus became his guardian. At eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy 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.

Basic Beliefs

  1. He believed in the idea of written laws
  2. Everyone no matter what is equal
  3. People should be able to vote for rules and the laws they want

Form of Government

I believe Aristotle's form of government is a democracy because he believed in written laws and that no matter what everyone is equal. Also, he thought that everyone should be aloud to vote for the laws they want.

Quotes from Aristotle

  1. "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
  2. "You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

By: Quinn Furniss Period 5