Introducing Aristotle: A Graphic Guide
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Aristotle was named the "master of those who know." He is a foundational thinker in almost every field of inquiry and for fifteen hundred years he remained the paradigm of knowledge itself. Even today, his contributions to, amongst many other areas, logic, metaphysics, rational psychology, political science, sociology, aesthetics, and ethics resonate in modern philosophy.
times, the city state of Atarneus was captured by the Persians in 341 BC and Hermias was tortured to death. Gone Fishing Just before this, Aristotle had moved away from Assos to the island of Lesbos and lived in the main city of Mytilene. There he met Theophrastus, who had been born on the island, and again set up a philosophical group similar to that at Assos. I BECAME HIS MOST FAMOUS PUPIL. MY INTEREST NOW FOCUSED ON BIOLOGY. He spent much of his time in and around a large sea lagoon that
them. Aristotle’s ideal is the all-round good man – able, virtuous, dignified and courteous, magnanimous and liberal, as well as courageous, just and self-disciplined. He believed it possible to produce this “good citizen” by training and practice. Plato instead did not believe education was enough. He devised a system of checks, controls and censorship enforced by a council of vigilantes to police the behaviour of citizens. A COUNCIL OF THE WISE IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT GOOD CITIZENS REMAIN
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BASIC THAN ARTIFICIAL THINGS LIKE THE SCULPTURE. BELIEF IN DESIGN MAKES HIM A TELEOLOGIST … SOMEONE WHO EXPLAINS THINGS BY REFERENCE TO THEIR PURPOSE. Thinking of this kind leads to problems, but is an effective explanation of how things change. Ancient and Modern Reductionism But why do they change? Even if the world is made of many different things, why don’t they just stay as they are? Aristotle has, of course, already partly answered the question by saying that some kinds of