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Who is Aristotle?

Posted: October 09, 2017 | Author: Southern Utah University | Read Time: 1 minutes

One of the greatest figures in the history of thought, Aristotle, more than any other person, determined the direction and form of Western intellectual history. Driven by a desire for knowledge, he mastered every field of learning known to the Greeks, including physics, chemistry, biology, zoology and botany; psychology, political theory and ethics; logic and metaphysics; history, literary theory and rhetoric. He invented the science of logic and biology.

His influence has permeated the work of scientists and philosophers through the ages. In philosophy, he has profoundly affected the chief tenets of Stoicism, Epicureanism, Neo Platonism, Gnosticism, and Scholasticism - in fact, all the philosophical systems developed by medieval and modern thinkers. His writings were translated from Greek to Latin; to Italian, French, English, and German. No thinker except Plato contributed so much to learning. No thinker after him has rivaled the great diversity of his accomplishments.

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