History Creator / Aristotle

21st Oct '16 5:18:24 AM TheBigBopper
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Aristotle is also important within science. His work of categorizing plants laid much of the foundation for today's biology. He also tried himself at physics, and his theories were commonly accepted for almost two thousand years - until people started to actually test them, and found many of them to be completely wrong. For example, Aristotle used logic to determine that if two objects with similar form and volume but different mass are dropped simultaneously, the heaviest one will land first. Medieval natural philosophers started to realize that this was wrong, and later disproved this by actually dropping two objects with said qualities, and finding that they landed at the same time.

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Aristotle is also important within science. His work of categorizing plants laid much of the foundation for today's biology. He also tried himself at physics, and his theories were commonly accepted for almost two thousand years - until people started to actually test them, and found many of them to be completely wrong. For example, Aristotle used logic to determine that if two objects with similar form and volume but different mass are dropped simultaneously, the heaviest one will land first. Medieval natural philosophers started to realize that this was wrong, and later disproved this it by actually dropping two objects with said qualities, and finding that they landed at the same time.
31st Jul '16 12:25:44 AM Fireblood
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* PopCulturalOsmosis: For centuries Aristotle's major claim to fame was his scientific theories, which are nowadays mostly debunked by scientists in the centuries after him actually putting them into practice. So today he is more famous as a philosopher, whose theories are still taught in universities.

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: For centuries Aristotle's major claim to fame was his scientific theories, which are nowadays mostly debunked by scientists in the centuries after him actually putting them into practice.to the test. So today he is more famous as a philosopher, whose theories are still taught in universities.
7th Mar '16 7:34:49 PM Doug86
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He also served as [[PrivateTutor tutor]] to AlexanderTheGreat, after differences with Plato and his Academy led him to leave Athens. His work also heavily influenced Galileo.

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He also served as [[PrivateTutor tutor]] to AlexanderTheGreat, UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, after differences with Plato and his Academy led him to leave Athens. His work also heavily influenced Galileo.



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23rd Jul '15 12:44:51 PM Llygodenfawr
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* PopCulturalOsmosis: For centuries Artistotle's major claim of fame were his scientific theories, which are nowadays mostly debunked by scientists in the centuries after him actually putting them into practice. So today he is more famous as a philosopher, whose theories are still taught in universities.

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: For centuries Artistotle's Aristotle's major claim of to fame were was his scientific theories, which are nowadays mostly debunked by scientists in the centuries after him actually putting them into practice. So today he is more famous as a philosopher, whose theories are still taught in universities.
23rd Jul '15 12:44:22 PM Llygodenfawr
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* BeigeProse: Compared to Plato, Aristotle's stuff is very dry and difficult to read. This is partially because most of his finished works were lost after the Fall of Rome, and what we have available today is essentially his lecture notes. However, many people find that the simplicity of Aristotle's words make his works delightful reads. Creator/{{Cicero}} described Aristotle's literary style as being "a river of gold."

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* BeigeProse: Compared to with Plato, Aristotle's stuff is very dry and difficult to read. This is partially because most of his finished works were lost after the Fall of Rome, and what we have available today is essentially his lecture notes. However, many people find that the simplicity of Aristotle's words make his works delightful reads. Creator/{{Cicero}} described Aristotle's literary style as being "a river of gold."
20th Mar '15 1:55:10 PM Patachou
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* PopCulturalOsmosis: For centuries Artistotle's major claim of fame where his scientific theories, which are nowadays mostly debunked by scientists actually putting them into practice. So today he is more famous as a philosopher, whose theories are still taught in universities.

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* PopCulturalOsmosis: For centuries Artistotle's major claim of fame where were his scientific theories, which are nowadays mostly debunked by scientists in the centuries after him actually putting them into practice. So today he is more famous as a philosopher, whose theories are still taught in universities.
20th Mar '15 1:54:27 PM Patachou
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* PopCulturalOsmosis: For centuries Artistotle's major claim of fame where his scientific theories, which are nowadays mostly debunked by scientists actually putting them into practice. So today he is more famous as a philosopher, whose theories are still taught in universities.


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!! Aristotle in popular culture:
* He is mentioned in the "Bruces Song", aka "Philosopher's Song" by Creator/MontyPython, a comedy song featured on ''AudioPlay/TheMontyPythonMatchingTieAndHandkerchief'', the live album ''AudioPlay/MontyPythonLiveAtDruryLane'' and in their ConcertFilm ''Film/MontyPythonLiveAtTheHollywoodBowl''.
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31st Oct '14 8:36:58 AM LordGro
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* TakeAThirdOption / GoldenMeanFallacy: Aristotle believed that every virtue represented a sensible third position between two equally bad extremes. For example, in conversation, say too little and you'll be considered shy, say too much and you'll bore everyone else. "Wit", therefore, is the virtue of saying just the right amount.
** He did, however, AVERT the Golden Mean Fallacy in other areas, pointing out that there are places where this does not apply. Murder, for instance, is not an area where this applies. The 'right amount of murder' is not a matter of finding an area between killing everyone, and killing no one.
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* TakeAThirdOption / GoldenMeanFallacy: Aristotle believed that every virtue represented a sensible third position between two equally bad extremes. For example, in conversation, say too little and you'll be considered shy, say too much and you'll bore everyone else. "Wit", therefore, is the virtue of saying just the right amount.
** He did, however, AVERT the Golden Mean Fallacy in other areas, pointing out that there are places where this does not apply. Murder, for instance, is not an area where this applies. The 'right amount of murder' is not a matter of finding an area between killing everyone, and killing no one.
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31st Oct '14 6:29:02 AM Fivepointer
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* He did, however, AVERT the Golden Mean Fallacy in other areas, pointing out that there are places where this does not apply. Murder, for instance, is not an area where this applies. The 'right amount of murder' is not a matter of finding an area between killing everyone, and killing no one.

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* ** He did, however, AVERT the Golden Mean Fallacy in other areas, pointing out that there are places where this does not apply. Murder, for instance, is not an area where this applies. The 'right amount of murder' is not a matter of finding an area between killing everyone, and killing no one.
29th Oct '14 4:01:31 PM MitchellTF
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* He did, however, AVERT the Golden Mean Fallacy in other areas, pointing out that there are places where this does not apply. Murder, for instance, is not an area where this applies. The 'right amount of murder' is not a matter of finding an area between killing everyone, and killing no one.
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