The Great Man Aristotle
Aristotle was one of the most important men of ancient Greece and one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived.
Who was Aristotle?
Aristotle studied under the philosopher plato for about twenty years. When plato died, Aristotle began to develop his own method of teaching. He was interested in practically every problem that man faced. How does the mind work? How can we learn what is true and what is false? What is the best form of government?
Aristotle tried to find answers by observing the world around him and gathering facts. He believed that every event had a logical explanation, and he was one of the first men to form conclusions from investigation and observation.
Aristotle opened his own school, called the lyceum. He urged each man to seek his own place in the world by learning how to live a good and useful life. He believed in the golden mean, or living the middle way between two extremes.
Aristotle is said to have written about four hundred books on astronomy, physics, poetry, zoology, oratory, biology, logic, politics, government, and ethics.
Aristotle’s books have been studied by people all over the world for hundreds of years. No other man has influenced the thinking of so many people for so long.
Modern scientists have found that many of the observations he made more than two thousand years ago are true today. He showed us that every statement should be supported by evidence, and that the basis for knowledge is fact.