An accurate timeline of when Aristotle made certain discoveries is not available. He began his training in philosophy in 367 B.C. and stayed in Plato's academy until around 347 B.C. It was during this time that he showed... More »

Aristotle contributed to modern atomic theory by introducing alchemy, an ideology that chemists eventually rebelled against. Aristotle argued alchemy above observation and scientific research. His beliefs held that the w... More »

In effect, Aristotle created science as a field of study. Aristotle's founding of science stemmed from his dissent from Plato about philosophical thought. He argued that philosophy also should include observations of the... More »

The philosophic legacy of Aristotle was to irrevocably alter the course of Western thought, contributing his knowledge and wisdom even to the advancement of biology through his dissection and proto-taxonomic classificati... More »

Plato and Aristotle are similar in that they both contemplated man's existence in the world and the significance of that existence. They both tried to understand what it means to be aware of one's existence and how that ... More »

Aristotle was one of the most important ancient Greek philosophers, best known for his writings that cover a wide variety of subjects, such as metaphysics, music, politics and poetry. Aristotle was a student of Plato and... More »

Aristotle was responsible for major developments in many fields that are still studied today, including logic, zoology, science, astronomy and many more. Although many of his theories were eventually supplanted by more d... More »