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The Story of Philosophy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Aristotle and Greek Science Summary

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Aristotle and Greek Science Summary and Analysis

Aristotle is born in Stagira, a city in Macedonia. Stagira is two hundred miles north of Athens, Greece. His birth in 384 B.C. into a medical family orients him to become the founder of science. Many stories of his travels are told but all versions place him in Athens where he studies philosophy under Plato. Fifty years of age separate Plato and Aristotle. Their comparable mental abilities cause conflicts that get worse over time. Aristotle founds a school of oratory in Athens that Hermias attends. When Hermias is made autocrat of the city-state Atarneus, he invites Aristotle to his court. Philip, King of Macedon, calls Aristotle to teach Alexander who later becomes Alexander the Great.

Aristotle founds his school the Lyceum in Athens. The students and master walk along the athletic field as they learn. Aristotle's Lyceum differs from...

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