nov. 16 greek notes - WEEK 12: Aristotle and the Fourth...

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WEEK 12: Aristotle and the Fourth Century Orators (11/16) Aristotle’s Life 384-322 opposite of plato Lots of source information on his life and biography Father court physician to Amyntas II of Macedon Age 17: Goes to Plato’s Academy, stays until Plato’s death Aristotle develops diff. viewpoints… interested in biology at an earlier age, as result of unique upbringing 342: Invited to Macedon to tutor Alexander the Great can’t trace that Alexander the great’s doing was a result of aristotle’s teaching. Alexander is fond of Aristotle even though he doesn’t take the instruction seriously. 335-323: returns to Athens, Problem arises when alex dies. Macedonian sentiment springs up. So he leaves ahtens to prevent it from “sinning twice against philosophy” Aristotle’s Works Logic and Metaphysics: Metaphysics , Topics , Posterior Analytics Aristotle responding to plato’s “forms” who was responding to sophists…dichotomy between aristotle’s mind and his earlier sophist types. We can have form and judgments but you need to study these forms. Ex. You
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