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Soon after Philip's death in 336 B.C., Aristotle returned to Athens, where he founded the  Lyceum. It was here that he undertook his most important work, and many of his  surviving writings were based on lectures prepared for the school. Much of his work has  not been dated precisely, and he was constantly revising much of it. Moreover, we know  little about his life apart from this work, and hence this biography is organized around  the works themselves. His greatest achievement is generally considered to be the  syllogism, which helped to launch the field of logic–a field that Aristotle essentially  created single-handedly. Logic was the fundamental tool that made all understanding  and learning possible, for it helped one to recognize when proof was necessary and  how to evaluate such proof.
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