Influential Past Teachers

Birth Place
Modern Day Thessaloniki, Greece

Foundation of Teaching
Philosophy, Science, Rhetoric, Metaphysics

Example of Teaching
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.




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Aristotle, Greek Aristoteles   (384 bce, Stagira, Chalcidice, Greece – 322, Chalcis, Euboea), ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, one of the greatest intellectual figures of Western history. He was the author of a philosophical and scientific system that became the framework and vehicle for both Christian Scholasticism and medieval Islamic philosophy. Even after the intellectual revolutions of the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment, Aristotelian concepts remained embedded in Western thinking.

Aristotle’s intellectual range was vast, covering most of the sciences and many of the arts, including biology, botany, chemistry, ethics, history, logic, metaphysics, rhetoric, philosophy of mind, science, physics, poetics, political theory, psychology, and zoology. He was the founder of formal logic, devising a finished system that for centuries was regarded as the sum of the discipline; and he pioneered the study of zoology, both observational and theoretical, in which some of his work remained unsurpassed until the 19th century. But he was most outstanding as a philosopher. His writings in ethics and political theory as well as in metaphysics and the philosophy of science continue to be studied, and his work remains a powerful current in contemporary philosophical debate.


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    Aristotle's Metaphysics

    First published Sun Oct 8, 2000; substantive revision Mon Jun 11, 2012 by Marc S. Cohen: The first major work in the history of philosophy to bear the title “Metaphysics” was the treatise by Aristotle that we have come to [...]

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    Aristotle's Pyschology

    First published Tue Jan 11, 2000; substantive revision Mon Aug 23, 2010 Aristotle (384–322 BC) was born in Macedon, in what is now northern Greece, but spent most of his adult life in Athens. His life in Athens divides into [...]

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    Aristotle's Warning

    “We know that the moment of greatest danger to a society is when it comes near realizing its most cherished dreams.” – Eric Hoffer by Ed Kaitz: From its origins in Athens some 2,500 years ago, it has been obvious [...]

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  2. "A friend is a second self."
  3. "All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire."
  4. "All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind."
  5. "All virtue is summed up in dealing justly."
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