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Aristotle

Aristotle (Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης, Aristotélēs, 384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.  His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle’s writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Read more

Plato

Plato ( Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn,  424/423 BC – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.  Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Read more

Socrates

Socrates (Greek: Σωκράτης, Sōkrátēs, c. 469 BC–399 BC) was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher.  Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes. Read more