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384–322 b.c, Greek philosopher: pupil of Plato; tutor of Alexander the Great.
Contemporary Examples

“Nothing will come of nothing,” snapped King Lear at his one loving daughter, as if he had just been reading Aristotle.
The Invention of the Ego in Martin Luther’s Defiance Thomas Cahill November 2, 2013

Even gorier are the flashback scenes when Aristotle attends his physician father for a cesarean section and trepanation.
Must-Read Debuts Taylor Antrim October 21, 2010

Aristotle saw a universe with a stationary earth at the center and Galileo saw a universe with the earth in motion about the sun.
How Liberty University Creates Creationists Karl W. Giberson March 1, 2014

Linnaeus and Cuvier have been my two gods, though in very different ways, but they were mere school-boys to old Aristotle.
Why Aristotle Deserves A Posthumous Nobel Nick Romeo October 17, 2014

“I had not the most remote notion of what a wonderful man he was,” Darwin wrote of Aristotle in his reply to Ogle.
Why Aristotle Deserves A Posthumous Nobel Nick Romeo October 17, 2014

Historical Examples

“Let the very playthings of your children have a bearing upon the life and work of the coming man,” says Aristotle.
That Last Waif Horace Fletcher

We are told that the effort of the Greek, of Aristotle, was to “submit to the empire of fact.”
Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore

The total crash of Aristotle’s closed universe, with the earth at its centre, followed as a consequence, and ‘The earth moves!’
Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall

From them dates the sway of Aristotle throughout the middle ages.
Initiation into Philosophy Emile Faguet

In the words of Aristotle, the primitive Roman was prone to the love of women.
The Law of Civilization and Decay Brooks Adams

noun (Austral, slang)
a bottle
(old-fashioned) the buttocks or anus
384–322 bc, Greek philosopher; pupil of Plato, tutor of Alexander the Great, and founder of the Peripatetic school at Athens; author of works on logic, ethics, politics, poetics, rhetoric, biology, zoology, and metaphysics. His works influenced Muslim philosophy and science and medieval scholastic philosophy
a prominent crater in the NW quadrant of the moon about 83 kilometres in diameter

Aristotle Ar·is·tot·le (ār’ĭ-stŏt’l), 384-322 b.c.

Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander the Great, and the author of works on logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural sciences, politics, and poetics, he profoundly influenced Western intellectual and scientific thought. In his works on science he emphasized the direct observation of nature and the philosophy that theory follows empirical observation.
Greek philosopher and scientist who wrote about virtually every area of knowledge, including most of the sciences. Throughout his life he made careful observations, collected specimens, and summarized all the existing knowledge of the natural world. He pioneered the study of zoology, developing a classification system for all animals and making extensive taxonomic studies. His systematic approach later evolved into the basic scientific method in the Western world.
Aristotle [(ar-uh-stot-l)]

One of the greatest ancient Greek philosophers, with a large influence on subsequent Western thought. Aristotle was a student of Plato and tutor to Alexander the Great. He disagreed with Plato over the existence of ideal Forms and believed that form and matter are always joined. Aristotle’s many books include Rhetoric, the Poetics, the Metaphysics, and the Politics.


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