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Unformatted text preview: allowed for him to display a never-before-seen versatility in consulting papyri and archaeological material. Plato: Plato was a classical Greek Philosopher and is the founder of the Academy in Athens, which is the first institution of higher learning in the western world. Combined with mentor Socrates and student Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of western philosophy and science. Aristotle: was a Greek philosopher. Aristotles writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. To this day, Aristotle remains one of the most influential people in history. He is the founder of formal logic, pioneered the study of zoology, and played a pivotal role in the development of the scientific method....
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