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S: Aristotle

BC: The Truth is... | In my opinion the truth is that truth is always changing. Because it's always changing, we will never fully know the truth. Truth is not something you can discover or hear about, truth is subjective to any person you may ask. Just like in science, a law is only a law until someone proves it wrong. Well the truth is only the truth until it is no longer well, the truth. Nothing lasts forever. Not even truth.

FC: Aristotle | Greek Geek Project By: Jack Bagli | TRUTH?? | His Pursuit of Truth

1: Aristotle, meaning 'the best purpose', was born 384 BCE in Chalcidice. He truly lived up to his name studying a variety of subjects from logic, to zoology. One thing he always tried to find were similarities between his fields of study. He would attempt to relate metaphysics to aesthetics and vice versa. He saw truth not from raw material, but from looking at things relatively, practically, and by relation. | (Aristotle)

2: When Aristotle was young he set sail for Athens hoping to find truth there. While there he was taught by the ever noble, Plato, in his school. Their he advanced his knowledge in philosophy as well as literature. When he was young his father would read him poetry. This could have been what sparked his interest in literature. Shortly after arriving at the academy, Plato went off to Sicily for political reasons. | Plato's Academy

3: Natural Discoveries | After being at Plato's academy for twenty years, Aristotle once again went on another voyage for truth. This time, he was going with Xenocrates, a once peer, now coworker, to the remote city of Assos. While in Asia minor, his passion for biology, zoology, and anatomy was found from studying the vast vegetation and wildlife. He made major advancements in all three of those subjects. He was quickly becoming a 'Jack of all trades'.

4: While Aristotle was in Asia minor, he began to tutor Alexander the great in leadership, and philosophy. He was promoted by Phillip II and he gave him his own academy. Aristotle had many royal and non royal apprentices while teaching there and lived a very fine life. This didn't last for long though as he later had to leave because they had started to invade Greek territory. He retreated to the island of Lesbos where he would continue his biological research. | The Chain of Nobleness

5: On The Island of Lesbos | On the island of Lesbos, off the coast of Asia Minor, Aristotle along with other researchers studied more about animals. He created his own animal classification based on blood. This was ground breaking back then. Animals with blood were then classified into live and egg offspring. Later this became known as vertebrate. After finishing his theories of classification it was time to move back to Greece.

6: Lyceum | After the voyage back to Athens, he opens his own school called Lyceum. Here he teaches Athenian's what he has learned and has been taught. He also does more studying in the fields of science. Before him their was primarily one scientific method. The Socratic method developed by Socrates. He made further advancements to this that would be unchanged for centuries. His method was based more on the discovery and the inquiry behind the hypothesis. His method was known to be more qualitative and less quantitative.

7: Lyceum Philosophy | Aristotle views on philosophy were backed much by logic. In contrast his teacher, Plato, viewed it through different lenses. Aristotle used not only what Plato had taught him, but what he had learned through mistakes and personal experiences. Living life was his way of discovering truth. The truth cannot be discovered instantly, or just be handed over, one must be patient and earn it.

8: Aristotle's Early Science | After going through a time of more philosophy and logic, he linked it toward science. He saw the connection through self achievement. Aristotle had three different categories of science, practical, poetical, and theoretical. Practical science was ethics and aesthetics. He studied this in hope of finding the truth of people. But because of the ever changing perception on truth in society, his studies were limited. Poetical science is the study of literature. He studied how people expressed themselves through poetry, and other types of literature.

9: Aristotle Late Science | Later in his scientific studies, he pursued theoretical science. This was like mathematical science. He studied this through topics like physics, and geology. He referred to geology as ever changing. This is still somewhat true today because the earth is always changing. More of his time however was spent in physics. Here he tried to find the truth's of motion. Their were many kinds of motion, some supernatural, some caused by nature. He distinguished them in his book, Physics.

10: Citations | 1. http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Aristotle.html 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle#Life 3.http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/aristotle-116.php 4.http://www.philosophypages.com/hy/2n.htm#aims 5.http://www.thefreeresource.com/aristotle-facts-information-and-resources-about-the-great-philosopher

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