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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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