Aristotle was born in stageira in 384 bc, a city under the jurisdiction of the macedonian king his father nikomachos was the personal physician, friend and advisor of king amynta ii, father of king philip of macedonia his parents died when aristotle was still a child thus his was taken into the custody of proxenos, a relative. For example, aristotle at one point studied and categorized animals in an effort to understand how life works and how life manifests itself in different forms some of his observations -- like a primitive differentiation between vertebrates and invertebrates -- later proved to be accurate in his metaphysical/scientific works,. Life writings logic metaphysics philosophy of nature the soul and psychology ethics politics art and poetics the works of aristotle fall under three headings: (1) dialogues and other works of a popular character (2) collections of facts and material from scientific treatment and (3) systematic works among his. Aristotle's life and time biography of aristotle and the history of his texts, by stefan stenudd. Aristotle's early life aristotle was born in 384 bc in stagira in northern greece both of his parents were members of traditional medical families, and his father, nicomachus, served as court physician to king amyntus iii of macedonia his parents died while he was young, and he was likely raised at his family's home in. And his works have been influential throughout all of western thought and history aristotle was born in joined him there on the death of alexander the great in 323 bc, athens rebelled against macedonia, and at that time aristotle returned to macedonia where he died a year later key events during the life of aristotle:. In this first episode on the most influential philosopher of all time, peter considers aristotle's life and works, and discusses how to go about reading him.
Aristotle returned to athens to set up his own school, the lyceum, a rival to plato's academy aristotle was a teleologist, an individual who believes in `end causes' and final purposes in life, and believed these `final purposes' could be ascertained from observation of the known world plato, who also dealt with final causes,. He published a large number of works in fields as diverse as poetry and politics religion and rhetoric logic and literary theory music and metaphysics and many other fields, centered chiefly aristotle produced his own classification of life, placing animals in groups according to features the animals had in common. Life of aristotle aristotle was born at stagira, in thrace, in the year 384 bc he was the son of nicomachus, friend and physician to amyntas, king of macedonia early left an orphan, he came under the charge of a guardian, named proxenus, a native of atarneus, in asia minor in his eighteenth year (367 bc), he went to. Mark daniels on his life, ideas and place in the history of western thought.
Aristotle was a greek philosopher and scientist, better known as the teacher of alexander the great this biography of aristotle profiles his childhood, life, achievements, contributions and timeline. Plato (left) and aristotle (right) from the school of athens by raffaello sanzio aristotle's travels after leaving the academy in 347 bc, aristotle traveled throughout greece and turkey he got married and wrote several works including the natural history of animals, the reproduction of animals, and the parts of animals. After leaving the academy, aristotle was invited to go live in the court of his friend hermeas, ruler of atarneus and assos in mysia aristotle remained there for three years, during which time he married pythias, the niece and adopted daughter of the king later in life aristotle married herpyllis, with whom had a son, named. Born in 384 bc in stagira, a small town on the northern coast of greece, aristotle's is arguably one of the most well-known figures in the history of ancient greece in his perspective, life had a hierarchical make up and all the living beings could be grouped in this hierarchy based on their position from lowest to highest.
Usaibia, in the introduction to his biography, says: thus speaks ptolemy in his book to gallus on the life and history of aristotle, his will and the list of his famous writings -- apart from the fact that his name is mentioned several times in the biographies, this is all information we have on ptolemy in arabic sources i düring. Members of the lyceum conducted research into a wide range of subjects, all of which were of interest to aristotle himself: botany, biology, logic, music, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, cosmology, physics, the history of philosophy , metaphysics, psychology, ethics, theology, rhetoric,. Who was aristotle aristotle (384–322 bc) was one of the most important western philosophers, a student of plato, teacher of alexander the great, and tremendously influential in the middle ages aristotle wrote on logic, nature, psychology, ethics, politics, and art he is credited with developing deductive. A short educational film on the life of aristotle, who was a great philosopher and scientist, to celebrate his birth exactly 2400 years ago by the time he.
Though the early dialogues are concerned mainly with methods of acquiring knowledge, and most of the last ones with justice and practical ethics, his most famous works expressed a synoptic view of ethics, metaphysics, reason, knowledge, and human life the predominant ideas were that knowledge. Aristotle's teaching on the subject of happiness has been a topic of intense philosophical debate did he hold that happiness consists in the exercise of all the virtues, moral and intellectual, or that supreme happiness is to be found only in the practice of philosophical contemplation the question is vital to the relevance of.
When aristotle turned 17, he enrolled in plato's academy in 338, he began tutoring alexander the great in 335, aristotle founded his own school, the lyceum, in athens, where he spent most of the rest of his life studying, teaching and writing some of his most notable works include nichomachean ethics,. This definitive biography shows that aristotle's philosophy is best understood on the basis of a firm knowledge of his life and of the school he founded very well conceived and finely executed, this is a first-rate book about aristotle not just as a collection of texts but as a living, breathing historical figure working in a. Aristotle's interest in science was surely inspired by his father's work, although aristotle did not display a particularly keen interest in medicine the events of his early life are not clear it is possible that his father served at the macedonian court (the political leaders of macedonia, an ancient empire) as physician to amyntas ii.
This definitive biography shows that aristotle's philosophy is best understood on the basis of a firm knowledge of his life and of the school he founded first published in italian, and now carlo natali is professor of the history of philosophy at the university of venice his books include the wisdom of. This outline of the life of aristotle is not the work of a professional historian of the ancient world, only the fruit of the reflections of a scholar of the history of ancient philosophy and it was born out of the need felt by the author to get his ideas clear when he was faced with a quantity of biographical reports, affirmations, and. 'plato and aristotle: the historical background' from 'the greek philosophers' by rex warner but more serious still, perhaps, was that other effect which thucydides stressed: the decline, particularly steep in once splendid athens, in the quality and temper of political life in the course of the struggle men had become. Biography of aristotle (384 bc-322 bc) aristotle, more than any other thinker, determined the orientation and the content of western intellectual history plato' s visit to sicily was for political reasons, and the politics of the academy and of the whole region would play a major role in influencing the course of aristotle's life.