Aristotle life

Aristotle life - “peripatetics” from his habit of...

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Aristotle’s Life Aristotle was born in 384 BC in Stagira, Greece. His father was Nicomachus and mother was Phaestis. His father was court physican to king Amyntas of Macedonia. Aristotle’s father died when he was only 10 years old. When Aristotle was 17, his uncle Proxenus, who was his guardian, sent him to Athens to complete his education. He also became a tutor to the young prince of Macedon, Alexander the Great. He married Pythias, the niece of the King Hermias, the ruler of Assos. They had one child named Pythias. However 10 years after their marriage, his wife died. Later in life he married Hrpyllis. They had one son named Nicomachus. Aristotle went back to Athens after tutoring young Alexander. By 335 BC, he established his very own school there, known as the Lyceum. He conducted courses there for over 12 years. His students called him
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Unformatted text preview: “peripatetics” from his habit of strolling about as he taught. He wrote on many different subjects, including music, logics, poetry, ethics, metaphysics, biology, government, theater, and zoology. Aristotle also wrote many dialogues, but only fragments survived. Everything he wrote would be like an encyclopedia today. Aristotle was probably the last person to know everything there was to be known in his own time. Aristotle, along with Plato and Socrates, are generally considered the three most influential ancient Greek philosophers in Western thought. Aristotle died of a digestive ailment at age 63 in 323 BC. Aristotle left a will, naming his student Antipater as chief executor, in which he asked to be buried next to his wife....
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course PHI 104 taught by Professor Roberteason during the Spring '07 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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