Aristotle was born in 384 BC in a small town called Stagira

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Aristotle was born in 384 BC in a small town called Stagira (modern day Stavró), located  on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea. His father, Nicomachus, was a physician, a  member of the guild of the Asclepiadæ, and his mother was Phæstis from Chalcis.  Nicomachus had served as the court physician under Amyntass II of Macedonia, and  this connection would later help lead to Aristotle's tutorship of Alexander the Great.  Aristotle's parents died early, and he was raised by a guardian named Proxenus.  Nevertheless, it is possible to find some traces of Nicomachus's early influence on  Aristotle's development. The philosophic tradition in Greece at this time was still shaky,  with no grounding in a scientific method. On the other hand, there is strong evidence for  the employment of such methods in medical science, where observation preceded  prognosis. This discipline no doubt revealed itself in Aristotle's later tendencies. 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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