Aristotle: Philosopher, Teacher, and Scientist

Aristotle: Philosopher, Teacher, and Scientist

by Sharon Katz Cooper
     
 

Aristotle lived in Athens during a time when the city flourished with scholars, artists, warriors, and politicians. He studied with Plato at the School of Athens, eventually distinguishing himself as a brilliant philosopher and scientist. Later, he established the Lyceum school in Athens, where he gave groundbreaking lectures on a broad variety of topics, such as

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Aristotle lived in Athens during a time when the city flourished with scholars, artists, warriors, and politicians. He studied with Plato at the School of Athens, eventually distinguishing himself as a brilliant philosopher and scientist. Later, he established the Lyceum school in Athens, where he gave groundbreaking lectures on a broad variety of topics, such as logic, biology, and physics. His lectures and books are still considered to be important pieces of the foundations of philosophy and science.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
Cooper makes the life and theories of the ancient Greek philosopher come to life in this title, a part of the "Signature Lives" series. The book includes photographs and drawings of Greek statues, paintings, and buildings, as well as detailed maps that bring the time and people to life. Sidebars and lengthy captions provide additional information about the time. Information about ancient Athens provides a context for Aristotle and his contributions to ancient and modern thought. Cooper links Aristotle's beliefs with examples students can easily understand: to explain his theory of "nature's intention," she applies it to a pumpkin seed. If a seed is burned, it will be destroyed; if it is planted and nourished, it will become a pumpkin. The goal and intention of the seed is to make a pumpkin. Concrete examples such as these help modern readers understand and appreciate Aristotle. Although some of Aristotle's ideas about the universe have now been proven wrong, Cooper's examples demonstrate his extraordinary ability to reason based on what he could see and understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756518738
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Signature Lives Series: Ancient World
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

PWB Biography:
Sharon Katz Cooper has written more than 25 books and articles for children. She has also written several books and articles for adults—but those are less fun. Several of her books have been finalists for the Association of Educational Publishers (EdPress) awards.

Sharon lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband, Jason, and her son, Reuven. She likes to cook, travel, wear hats, eat chocolate, and read other children’s books. In her spare time, she helps to design museum exhibits.

CPB Biography:
Sharon Katz Cooper is a writer and science educator. She enjoys writing about science and social studies topics for children and young adults. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband, Jason, and son, Reuven.

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