Aristotle was born in Stagira in north Greece, the son of Nichomachus, the court physician to the Macedonian royal family. He was trained first in medicine, and then in 367 he was sent to Athens to study philosophy with Plato.
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A brief discussion of the life and works of Aristotle, with links to electronic texts and additional information.
List of works by Aristotle, part of the Internet Classics Archive
Beginnings of Science and Philosophy in Let us first recap briefly the emergence of philosophy and science in after around 450 B.C. It all began with Socrates, who was born in 470 B.C.
Almost anything can happen. the creation of light, a fish wriggling onto land, the first word of Paradise Lost on an empty page. Think of an egg, the letter A, a woman ironing on a bare stage as the heavy curtain rises. This is the very beginning.
Definition of Tragedy: "Tragedy, then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its katharsis of such emotions.
In about 300BC, Greek philosopher Aristotle proposed a theory to why the rainbow has such a specific shape.
Aristotle Aristotle was the greatest scientist of the ancient world. He is considered the father of the natural sciences. Aristotle believed in using logic and reason, rather than the anger or pleasure of gods, to explain events. Aristotle was born in Macedonia, a mountainous land north of the Greek peninsula.
In the 4th century BC the Greek philosopher Aristotle travelled to Lesvos, an island in the Aegean teeming, then as now, with wildlife. His fascination with what he found there, and his painstaking study of it, led to the birth of a new science - biology.
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Theories of the soul by Aristotle.
Theories about Apes.
Theories about the world.