BC: How do we know the truth? One can determine truth using facts, logic, and history. | You can not determine the truth if you do not try!
FC: A thorough scrapbook documenting Aristotle's Pursuit of Truth. | Pursuit of Truth | What's True? | And What's Not? | The Real Story Behind the History Books
1: Plato (pictured left) was a widely renowned mentor of Aristotle (right) in his younger years. Aristotle attended the famous school, Plato's academy and learned about various topics and subjects. Plato shaped Aristotle and assisted him in many of his endeavors. The two are incredible contributors to western philosophy. In terms of Aristotle's pursuit of truth, Plato was a critical influence. Several of Aristotle's ideas and thoughts pertaining to the discovery of truth derived from the teachings of Plato. | Has there ever been any greater influence? | Two of the greatest philosophers ever in one place
2: Aristotle's pursuit of truth is not only impressive, but also varied and diverse. While others focus on one single subject, Aristotle's interests span over numerous topics. These include metaphysics, ethics, government, society, and politics. This variety of subjects can be displayed in the picture where Aristotle is holding numerous scrolls regarding different issues. He studied almost every single subject possible at the time | A pursuit of truth commonly appears, but is rarely proved to be consistently successful. Aristotle utilized his ideas and thoughts, collected form his pursuit of truth, to develop and produce three impressive leaders of society. During his time at the royal academy of Macedon, Aristotle taught and mentored Alexander the Great (pictured to the left) along with Ptolemy and Cassander. All three became future kings and were tremendously successful.
3: A pursuit of truth is thought to be direct and straightforward. However, Aristotle's pursuit was multi-faceted and had different aspects. Arguably the most important aspect was his spread of knowledge and understanding. Aristotle was determined to teach people his discoveries and ideas. This notion blossomed into a superb peripatetic school at the classical Lyceum.
4: Aristotle had a variety of different interests and ideas. One of which was the topics of the world's physical elements. Aristotle proposed a fifth element to go accordingly with the original four (pictured below). This element was aether, the divine substance contains in stars and planets. As many believe that they were only four elements, Aristotle proposed the truth with a fifth element. | Aristotle's scientific pursuit of truth is not limited to physics. It, also, extends into zoology and biology. His classification of living things (pictured above) was creative, balanced, and logical, a tough task. Aristotle believe his system was true and he was supported by many. This was a major milestone in Aristotle's pursuit of truth.
5: Ethics are a highly debatable and controversial topics. There are various different views and perspectives towards ethics. Aristotle, himself, believed that to become virtuous, one must do virtuous things. An example of such activity is shown to the right. Aristotle believe that experience in life actions and to have fine habits is important. This is what Aristotle thought to be true regarding ethics. | Aristotle's pursuit of truth, also, acknowledged the subject of politics. Contrasting to other views, Aristotle believed that to prevent injustice and to promote economic stability was a government's only use. A large responsibility was to secure the possibility of a good life for the citizens. (pictured to the left)
6: A critical setting in Aristotle's pursuit of truth and his journey is Athens, Greece. Several of Aristotle's most important events and discovering were when he was in Athens. These include his time at Plato's Academy, his school at the Lyceum, and nearly all of his findings regarding various truths. Athens, itself, was not a major contributor to Aristotle's pursuit, but it was a factor. | What a beautiful place!
7: The primary reason why Aristotle's pursuit of truth was amazing and wonderful was because of its influence and impact. Aristotle was not only a key contributor to Western philosophy, but was a massively influence to the entire world, as well. With important discovering in science and math, he spread understanding and knowledge globally. He, also, taught what he believed was true in subject such as politics, ethics, and society.
8: Aristotle's Pursuit of Truth | Positive Consequences: 1. Gained knowledge 2. Developed Leaders (Alexander, Ptolemy, Cassander) 3. Shaped Western Philosophy | Negative Consequences: 1. Developed leaders and kings cause who destruction and terror 2. Death of grandnephew 3. Arguments, conflicts, and disagreements.
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