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Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist who shared with Plato the distinction of being the most famous of ancient philosophers Aristotle was born at Stagira in Macedonia the son of a physician to the royal court At the age of 17 he went to Athens to study at Platos Academy He remained there for about 20 years as a student and then as a teacher When Plato died in 347 bc Aristotle moved to Assos a city in Asia Minor where a friend of his Hermias d 345 bc was ruler There he counseled Hermias and married his niece and adopted daughter Pythias After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians Aristotle went to Pella the Macedonian capital where he became the tutor of the kings young son Alexander later known as Alexander the Great In 335 when Alexander became king Aristotle returned to Athens and established his own school the Lyceum Because much of the discussion in his school took place while teachers and students were walking about the Lyceum grounds Aristotles school came to be known as the Peripatetic walking or strolling school Upon the death of Alexander in 323 bc strong anti-Macedonian feeling developed in Athens and Aristotle retired to a family estate in Euboea He died there the following year His works on natural science include Physics which gives a vast amount of information on astronomy meteorology plants and animals His writings on the nature scope and properties of being which Aristotle called First Philosophy Prote philosophia were given the title Metaphysics in the first published edition of his works c 60 bc because in that edition they followed Physics His treatment of the Prime Mover or first cause as pure intellect perfect in unity immutable and as he said the thought of thought is given in the Metaphysics To his son Nicomachus he dedicated his work on ethics called the Nicomachean
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