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Study Guide to an Introduction to Aristotle

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for an Introduction to Aristotle, a philosopher whose ideas were largely a product of Greek culture.

As a commentary of ancient literature, the Introduction to Aristotle summarizes the topics and philosophical concepts in the author’s works. Moreover, it comments on themes such as unity, reason, politics, and ethics.

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Aristotle (; Aristotélēs, ; 384 – 322BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. He was the founder of the Lyceum and the Peripatetic school of philosophy and Aristotelian tradition. Along with his teacher Plato, he has been called the "Father of Western Philosophy". His writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, esthetics, poetry, theatre, music, rhetoric, psychology, linguistics, economics, politics and government. Aristotle provided a complex synthesis of the various philosophies existing prior to him, and it was above all from his teachings that the West inherited its intellectual lexicon, as well as problems and methods of inquiry. As a result, his philosophy has exerted a unique influence on almost every form of knowledge in the West and it continues to be a subject of contemporary philosophical discussion.