Aristotle

Enlightenment Thinker

Facts

Aristotle was born in 384 BC in the city of Stagira. His father died while he was still a child and he was taken care of by Proxenus of Atarneus. At the age of 18 he was a student at Plato's Academy in Athens until he was 37.He was a Greek philosopher that studied physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics and much more. He was supposedly the first scientist in history.

Symbol

Aristotle believed that every soul is possessed by different kinds of living thing.

Beliefs about government

He believed that the perfect form of government was Aristocracy. He also thought that many other forms of government were despotic. His other two preferred forms were Monarchy, and Oligarchy.

Ideal Forms of Government

Aristotle's ideal forms of government were Monarchy, Aristocracy, and Oligarchy.

Quotes

1. We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then is not an act but a habit


2. He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god