Why Was Aristotle Famous?


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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 the mentor of Alexander the Great.

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Why Was Aristotle Famous?
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Together with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle is often considered the most influential ancient philosophers. His ideas stay at the basis of western philosophy. Aristotle's philosophy had a deep influence on Christian theology and the Islamic and Jewish traditions of the Middle Ages. Besides being a philosopher, Aristotle also wrote more than 150 theater plays, of which only 30 have survived.

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