Aristotle's Contributions to the World: An Analysis

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Aristotle Aristotle Introduction If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. Law is order, and good law is good order. Man is by nature a political animal. ~Aristotle Philosophers, historians, scientists, politicians and other professionals across many disciplines consider Aristotle to be one of the greatest and prolific figures of the civilization of Ancient Greece. He lived during the 4th century BC, born in a Grecian colony, Stagira, and died in Chalcis. Aristotle was heavily concerned with the character of man. He was concerned with ethics, friendship, politics, and human nature. He was, for nearly two decades, a pupil of Plato, another one of the great Greek philosophers. The two did not agree, but the companionship and intellectual stimulation they provided for each other and their fellow philosophers provided the fodder that became the basis for branches of philosophy, political thought and political science, ethics & morality, and law, among other subjects. The paper will examine and analyze Aristotle's contributions to the world and historical influence with regard to political thought, and the role of government. Aristotle was born into a family of privilege and led a prosperous life of his own as an adult. Aristotle's father was the physician to the King of Greece, which afforded him exposure to a variety of opportunities and

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