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ARISTOTLE In 384 BC Nicomachas and Phaestas experienced the birth of their son Aristotle in a small town on the north east coast of the peninsula of Chaldice called Stagira Descendent of a medical family Aristotle would pursue studies in physical science biology psychology chemistry zoology botany mechanics mathematics and many more You name it and Aristotle studied it He was also interested in the search for knowledge Aristotle Barnes PG 2 A quote of his states- the acquisition of wisdom is pleasant all men feel at home in philosophy and wish to spend time on it leaving all other things aside In this quote Aristotle uses the word Philosophy not as a means of gathering academic knowledge but as a means to search for all knowledge of the academics soul and thought Aristotle believed that happiness of man involved contemplation and intellectual activity Aristotle Barnes p2 Aristotle felt that to fully be a man one must imitate the gods or immortalize themselves This will free one from the restrictions of mortal thought According to Aristotle man possesses a natural want for knowledge Immortalizing oneself aides the desire for knowledge and self-realization Self-realization leads to happiness We can find similar theories in modern day psychologists like Maslow In his theory of hierarchy Maslow places self-actualization as the last achievement before reaching true happiness At heart Aristotle was a teacher He believed that knowledge and teaching went hand in hand and regarded teaching as the proper manifestation of knowledge The Lyceum is where Aristotle spent most of his time reading his lecture notes to students anxious for self-realization He spoke both to the chosen students and the general public The Lyceum did not in any way resemble a modern university There was not a set course of learning rather there was a great obtaining of knowledge that sprang from the depths of Aristotles thought
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