Aristotle The ancient Greek "Philosopher"
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Slide 1 - Aristotle
- The ancient Greek philosopher
Slide 2 - Early life
- Greek philosopher Aristotle was born in 384 B.C. in Stagira a small town on the northern coast of Greece. Aristotle's father Nicomachus was a court physician to the Macedonian king Amyntas II. Although Nicomachus died when Aristotle was just a young boy. Aristotle remained closely involved with the Macedonian court for the rest of his life. Not very much is known about his mother Phaestis she is also believed to have died when Aristotle was young.
Slide 3 - Education
- From 367 b.c. to 347 b.c. Aristotle went to the Platonic Academy in Athens where his books wrote on many different subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology.
Slide 4 - Teaching
- In 338 B.C. Aristotle went home to Macedonia to start tutoring King Philip II’s son Alexander the Great. Philip and Alexander both thought very highly of Aristotle.
Slide 5 - Aristotle's contribution
- Almost all of Aristotle's contributions were negative and may have delayed the time it took for people to find certain things. For instance Aristotle thought that Women had fewer teeth than men, some animals spontaneously reproduced, and that every thing in the universe is only made of 5 elements.
Slide 6 - His useful contributions
- One of his only contributions that is still relevant and used was his theory that there was elements. As far as we know Aristotle did not actually perform any experiments. He observed the world and believed that logical
- thought alone was enough to explain the natural world and the rules of motion. Some people did experiments to prove Aristotle wrong like Galileo's Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment in which had dropped two balls of different masses from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that their time of descent was independent of their mass.
Slide 7 - How his faults lead to new understanding
- New understanding gained by Aristotle helped lead to further understanding in the future by people doing experiments and proving him wrong in every field. For example Aristotle thought that heavy objects accelerated faster than light objects. But as seen in Galileo's tower of Pisa experiment Aristotle was proven wrong. The only real thing that Aristotle did was inspire people to prove him wrong.
Slide 8 - Aristotle's vision vs our vision now
- Aristotle thought that everything was made up of earth,water,air,fire,either but we now know that things are made up of atoms through the process of experimentation and not just theories.Aristotle never really got anything right but probably his greatest contribution was that he motivated people like Galileo,Einstein,Hawking to prove him wrong though experiments and actually find the right answer.