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Running Head:BIOGRAPHY OF ARISTOTLE 1 Life of Aristotle Students Name : Institution Affiliation:
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BIOGRAPHY OF ARISTOTLE 2 Life of Aristotle The name Aristotle means the best purpose and he was born in the year 384 BC in Stagira which was in Chalcidice that was approximately 55Kilometers to the east of the present day Thessaloniki. Aristotle is widely known because of his massive exploits in the fields Public speaking or rhetoric, physics, biology, logic, astronomy, politics and ethics that he did mostly through writing. He was the son of Nicomachus who was the personal physician to King Amyntas of Macedon(presently Macedonia).Most of Aristotle's childhood was spent in the Macedonian Palace where he had the privilege to make a lot of connections with the Macedonian Monarchy(‘Aristotle: his life and school’, 2014). Aristotle then moved to Athens so as to continue with his education at Plato’s Academy when he was three years old and it was that he stayed for twenty years before he left in 348/47 BC. He left because he was disappointed with the way the style of education was changed by the coming into power of Plato’s son who was called Speusippus even though Aristotle also feared anti-Macedonian sentiments and so he fled even before Plato had died. He then escorted Xenocrates who was a Greek philosopher and mathematician to a friend of Xerocrate called Hermias who came from Atarneus, an area that was in a place called Asia Minor (Barker, 1936). Aristotle later got married to Pythias, who turned out to be the daughter Hermia, and together they gave birth to a female child who they named after his wife, Pythias. Aristotle was then invited by Philip II, third son of King Amyntas so that he would become the tutor of Philip’s son Alexander. Aristotle at Royal not only tutored Alexander as a future King of Macedon, but also tutored Ptolemy and Cassander as incoming kings (Chery, 2008). He later established his school which he called Lyceum; it is in this school where he demonstrated his ability for 12 years before moving back to Athens.
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BIOGRAPHY OF ARISTOTLE 3 Aristotle’s wife died after they had moved to Athens; he got involved with Heppell's of Stagira, and they were blessed a son who they named Nicomachus, to honour Aristotle's father who was now dead. Aristotle demonstrated his worth through writing several books talking about different topics in life (Karamanolis, 2004). Most of those works were in scribbled form and were not intended for widespread publication as they were imagined to be lecture guides for his learners. His most famous writings included Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Politic, Psychology, Theology and Poetics. All his efforts in these vast disciplines made him contribute much on several issues of the society. He studied zoology, physics, biology, meteorology, geography, geology, embryology, anatomy and astronomy
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