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Aristotle Altemps Inv8575.jpg
Roman copy in marble o a Greek bronze
bust o Aristotle bi Lysippus, c. 330 BC.
The alabaster mantle is modren.
Born384 BC
Chalcidice (Chalkidiki),
Chalcidian League,
Northren Greece
Died322 BC (aged 62)
Euboea, Greece, Macedonian Empire
EraAuncient filosofie
RegionWastren filosofie
Main interests
  • Muisic
  • Poetry
  • Theatre
  • Politics
  • Government
Notable ideas

Aristotle (Aristoteles in auld griek) (384 BC – 7 Mairch 322 BC) wis an auncient Greek philosopher, a student o Plato an a teacher o Alexander the Great. He wrat beuks on mony subjects, sic as physics. Aristotle, alang wi Plato an Socrates, is aften thocht o as ane o the maist influential Greek philosophers. He turnt Greek philosophy intae the foonds o Wastren philosophy as we ken it.

Aerlie life

He wes born i 384 BC i Stagria ,Macedonae i Northren Greece. Baith his paurents belanged faimlies at wirkit i the tredd o tradetional medicines.

His Faither Nicomachus we ken serred as a Coort physeician tae Keing Amyntus III o Macedonae. Baith o his paurents dee'd whan he wes aye yung an it is thocht at Aristotle wes upbrocht at his Faimlie hame i Stagria.

Whan he we Seiventeen year auld he wes sent tae Athens for tae ingadge i Plato's Academy. Ower the neist twinty year Aristotle bade at the Academy ,firstlins as a Student an efterhaund as a Teacher.

Oot throu thon period he wad hae developed baith gret respeck an aften creiticism o his ain Teacher Plato's theories ,wi the twa o thaim like tae hiv haen guid gaun an respeckfu discussions atween the gleg wittit Student an his maister.

Wi the daith o Plato i 347 BC control o The Academy wes ontaen bi Plato's nevoy Speusippus. Sic an appyntment aiblins wad hae discomfitit Aristotle wha no lang efter taen his exit frae the Academy.We kenna whuther sic actions war ower the heid o sic an appyntment or whuther his faimlie connections wi Macedonae war the raeson for his wagang. Keing Philip II Macedonae (Reigned 359-336) wes at thon time makkin War upo a wheen Greek Ceity States an tho Athens haed fendit thair self staundin Ceity,at lenth Athens haed boued tae Maistery bi Keing Philip wha noo haed owerance o the feck o Greece.Sicwyce Aristotle bein frae Macedonae micht hae haen a sair time o it i Athens.

For five year efter Aristotle bade as a guest wi the Academy's furmer Student Hermius on the Coast o Asia Minor at Assos an Lesbos. Its wes durand this time at Aristotle developed his pioneerin resairch intil Marine Biologie.

Alsae i this time he wes mairrit on his Guidwife Pythius wha he haen his ae dochter wi wha wes cryed Pythius an aa.

I 342 Atistotle wes bidden tae Macedonae bi Keing Philip II for tae lear his son Alexander. Alexander wes tae becum Alexander The Great an tho at the time he wes juist a hauflin an naether wad hae taen tent o ither ceptna as Teacher an student.