Aristotle was born in 384 BCE and died in 322 BCE. He was the author of the Organon, Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics and other influential works. Aristotle’s reliance on scientific reasoning set him apart from his teacher Plato and other philosophers in ancient Greece. His intellectual contributions to the subjects of philosophy, ethics, biology, physics, drama, and other fields are unmatched in Western civilization.

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