Who is Aristotle?

  • (noun): One of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC).

Aristotle

Aristotle (Ancient Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης, Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.

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Aristotle - List of Works
... The works of Aristotle that have survived from antiquity through medieval manuscript transmission are collected in the Corpus Aristotelicum ... These texts, as opposed to Aristotle's lost works, are technical philosophical treatises from within Aristotle's school ...
Aristotle (disambiguation)
... Aristotle (384 BC–322 BC) was a Greek philosopher ... Aristotle or Aristoteles may also refer to In other people Aristotle of Cyrene (4th century BC), philosopher of the Cyrenaic school Aristotle of Argos (3rd century BC), rebel who led a revolt ... company founded and led by brothers John Aristotle Phillips and Dean Aristotle Phillips, which specializes in data-mining voter data for political campaigns ...
Lambertus De Monte
... He wrote several Thomist commentaries on Aristotle, including the Physics, De anima, and the logica nova, most of which were printed in Cologne during his lifetime or shortly thereafter ... He was a defender of the Thomistic interpretation of Aristotle against that of Albert the Great and his followers ... Notably, he argued for Aristotle's salvation against the scholarly consensus that Aristotle was in Hell ...
Sophonias (commentator)
... a Byzantine monk who wrote commentaries or paraphrases of the works of Aristotle including De Anima, Sophistici Elenchi, Prior Analytics, and the Parva Naturalia, which are still extant ... In his works Sophonias has interwoven the statements of Aristotle with the scholia of Michael of Ephesus ... Sophonias wrote paraphrases of Aristotle's Categories, Prior Analytics, Sophistici Elenchi, De Anima, De Memoria and De Somno ...
Strongylocentrotus Droebachiensis - Anatomy - Internal Anatomy - Aristotle's Lantern
... Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis eats by using a special appendage called Aristotle’s Lantern to scrape or tear their food into digestible bits ... The sea urchin crawls on top of its food and uses Aristotle's Lantern to tear up and masticate chunks of it ...

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    Man cannot bury his meanings so deep in his book, but time and like-minded men will find them. Plato had a secret doctrine, had he? What secret can he conceal from the eyes of Bacon? of Montaigne? of Kant? Therefore, Aristotle said of his works, “They are published and not published.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)