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Aristotle was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC He was a Greek philosopher and scientist who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers He was born at Stagira in Macedonia the son of a physician to the royal court When he was 17 he went to Athens to study at Platos Academy He stayed for about 20 years as a student and then as a teacherWhen Plato died in 347 BC Aristotle moved to Assos a city in Asia Minor where a friend of his named Hermias was the ruler He counseled Hermias and married his niece and adopted daughter Pythias wierd names huh After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians Aristotle went to Pella Macedonias capital and became the tutor of the kings young son Alexander later known as Alexander the Great In 335 when Alexander became king Aristotle went back to Athens and established his own school the LyceumSince a lot of the lessons happenned when teachers and students were walking it was nicknamed the Peripatetic school Peripatetic means walking When Alexander died in 323 BC strong anti-Macedonian feeling was felt in Athens and Aristotle went to a family estate in Euboea He died there the following Aristotle like Plato used his dialogue in his beginning years at the Academy Apart from a few fragments in the works of later writers his dialogues have been wholly lost Aristotle also wrote some short technical writings including a dictionary of philosophic terms and a summary of the doctrines of Pythagoras the guy from the Pythagorean Theorem Of these only a few short pieces have survived Still in good shape though are Aristotles lecture notes for carefully outlined courses treating almost every type of knowledge and art The writings that made him famous are mostly these which were collected by other editors Among the writings are short informative lectures on logic called Organon which means instrument because
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