Aristotle- Thoughts And Philos

In 384 BC, Nicomachas and Phaestas experienced the birth of their son, Aristotle, in a small town on the north east coast of the peninsula of Chaldice called Stagira. Descendent of a medical family, Aristotle would pursue studies in physical science, biology, psychology, chemistry, zoology, botany, mechanics, mathematics, and many more. You name it, and Aristotle studied it. He was also interested in the search for knowledge. (Aristotle, Barnes PG. 2). A quote of his states- “ the acquisition of wisdom is pleasant; all men feel at home in philosophy and wish to spend time on it, leaving all other things aside.” In this quote Aristotle uses the word Philosophy, not as a means of ...

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Self-realization leads to happiness. We can find similar theories in modern day psychologists like Maslow. In his theory of hierarchy, Maslow places self-actualization as the last achievement before reaching true happiness.
At heart, Aristotle was a teacher. He believed that knowledge and teaching went hand in hand, and regarded teaching as the “proper manifestation of knowledge.” The Lyceum is where Aristotle spent most of his time reading his lecture notes to students anxious for self-realization. He spoke both to the chosen students and the general public. The Lyceum did not in any way resemble a modern university. There was not a set course of learning; rather there was a great obtaining of knowledge that sprang from the depths of Aristotle’s thought and studies. Examinations were not taken, degrees were not awarded, and the education came very cheap it was free. I believe that Aristotle’s strong belief in knowledge as a right of man contributed to all of this. The ...

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Aristotle spent a lot of his time on biology and psychology. He believed that studying one meant studying the other. He was skilled in the art of dissection, which he probable learned from his father. He dissected over 50 different types of animals. Although he never dissected a human body, he did dissect human embryos. (Aristotle Ross Pg 113).

Aristotle was the first to collect information from the animal kingdom, and the first to classify them. There are three levels of likeness according to the studies of Aristotle. First is the total identity of a type of animal, which exists, in a single species. Second, the likeness between the species’ bodily parts, these differ ...

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