- 384-322 BC
- Systematized deductive logic
- His father was a medical doctor.
- When Aristotle was a young boy his father served as the personal physician to the royal court of King Amyntas III, of Macedonia.
- Aristotle probably was friends with young Phillip, Amyntas’s son since they were the same age.
- At 17 he became a student at Plato’s Academy in Athens.
- When Aristotle arrived, Plato was in Sicily and Eudoxus was running the school.
- Aristotle eventually became a teacher at the Academy and taught there for 20 years.
- It was during Phillip’s reign as “king” of Macedonia that politics started to shape Aristotle’s life.
- Around the time of Plato’s death, Athens was politically opposed to the rise of the Macedonian Empire.
- When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle was not named headmaster of the school and left shortly after.
- It is rumored that Aristotle was the personal tutor of Phillip’s son Alexander.
- When Alexander replaced his father as leader of the Macedonians, he sought a peaceful relationship with Athens.
- He encouraged the Academy to continue their work with his “full support”, but he sent Aristotle to set up a rival school in Athens in an effort to undermine the politcal influence of Plato’s successors at the Academy of Athens.
- Aristotle’s Lyceum in Athen taught a wider range of subjects than the former institution.
- Upon Alexander’s death, Aristotle was forced to retire and leave Athens for good.
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