Aristotle 's Influence On Western Culture

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Aristotle, a greek philosopher, educator, and scientist, is known to be one of the most significant, and influential thinkers in Western culture. Aristotle was born in 384 B.C. in Stagira, a little town in northern Greece. Stagira is a Greek-Speaking town on the coast of the peninsula of Chalcidice. His father, Nicomachus, was a doctor, member of the guild of the Asclepiadae, and court physician to Amyntas II, and then became the king of Macedonia. Aristotle 's mother was Phaestis, she is known by many to be a descendant of one of the founders of Stagira, whom brought a colony from Chalcis, on the isle of Euboea. Her family retained land in Chalcis, where Aristotle would go at the end of his life. Aristotle’s parents ended up passing away when he was a young boy, after their passing he was then raised by a guardian named Proxenus. We know little about brothers or sisters, except that Aristotle must have had one, since he had a nephew, Usually known as Callisthenes, whom he suggested to the service of Alexander the Great.
When Aristotle was about 18 years old, he enrolled into Plato’s Academy in Athens to pursue a higher level of education. He remained in the academy for approximately twenty years. Plato recognized Aristotle as the Academy’s brightest, achieved, and most learned student. Many people knew him as the “Intelligence of the school” and the “.” He remained a student and associate in Plato’s Academy until Plato’s death in 348 B.C. The importance of Plato’s
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