Aristotle (384 -322 BC)


ARISTOTLE'S LIFE
Aristotle, Greek philosopher and scientist, is one of the most famous of ancient
philosophers. He was born in Stagira, Greece to a physician to the royal court.

When he became eighteen, Aristotle entered Plato's School in Athens and remained
at this academy for twenty years, as a student and then as a teacher. He was
recognized as the Academy's brightest and was given the title of "The
Intelligence of the School". When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle left Athens
and joined a group of disciples of Plato, with his friend Hermias. Hermias
became ruler of a city called Assos, a city in Asia Minor. Aristotle married
Hermias' adopted daughter, Pythias. In 343 or 342 BC, ...

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When Alexander died in 323 BC, Aristotle was charged
with impiety (lack of reverence to the gods) by the Athenians. The Athenians
probably did this because they resented

Lu-2 Aristotle's friendship with Alexander, the man who conquered
them. Aristotle fled to Euboea. He died there the next year.

ETHICS

Aristotle believed that there was no way to make an accurate resolution of human
decisions since an individual had his or her own choice. He did, however, say
that all human beings want "happiness" and that there are many ways in which
this goal can be achieved.

He also believed that "full excellence" can only be reached by the mature male
adult of the upper class, not by women, or children, or barbarians (non-Greeks),
or manual ...

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