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Aristotle



Aristotle (385–322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher who lived in Ancient Greece during the Classical period. He was a student of Plato and was the founder of the Lyceum school of philosophy and the Aristotelian tradition. His teachings cover many subjects including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theatre, music, rhetoric, psychology, linguistics, economics, politics, and government.

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Plato and Aristotle (Introduction to Greek Philosophy)

Tom Richey provides students with an introduction to Greek philosophy, contrasting Plato's idealism with Aristotle's realism and comparing the basic premise of Plato's Republic with Aristotle's Politics.

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The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization

The definitive sequel to New York Times bestseller How the Scots Invented the Modern World is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western culture—and how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture...

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When Should You Unfriend Someone on Facebook?

Classical Greece may bear little resemblance to today’s world of smartphones and social media. But Aristotle was no stranger to the struggle to build and maintain social connections in a contentious political climate.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIt is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

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Introduction to Epistemology

This lecture introduces epistemology, explains the questions such a field investigates, look what it means to obtain knowledge, and why the need for such a field arose in the first place.

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5 Reasons Why Plato and Aristotle Still Matter Today

The ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle may seem like the quintessential Dead White Males, but in fact they’re very much alive.

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Aristotle’s Timeless Advice on What Real Friendship Is and Why It Matters

It’s impossible to say how much Aristotle wrote, but even from the fraction of his work that we have left today, there is a stunning amount of breadth in the subjects he covered.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhat is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

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The Philosophy of Happiness in Life (+ Aristotle’s View)

A discussion of the philosophy of happiness in life can be seen as an examination of the very nature of happiness and what it means for the universe.

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Philosophy—the Good Life: Aristotle

Chris Surprenant (University of New Orleans) discusses the account of human well-being and the good life presented by Aristotle in the Nicomachean Ethics and Politics.

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