Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and teacher. Together with Socrates and Plato, Aristotle is one of the fathers of Western Philosophy. Born in Stageira in northern Greece, his father (Nicomachus) was the personal physician to King Amyntas of Macedon. Aristotle (meaning 'the best purpose') was raised as a member of the aristocracy. Aristotle went to Athens at eighteen to continue his education, where he became a student of Plato. In 343, Aristotle was invited to tutor Alexander, son of Phillip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great). While Aristotle's writings covered many subjects, they were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.
The Politics of Aristotle [Unabridged Edition]by Aristotle
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THE POLITICS OF ARISTOTLE is the second part of a treatise (of which THE ETHICS is the first part). It looks back to the ETHICS as the ETHICS looks forward to the POLITICS. For Aristotle did not separate, as we are inclined to do, the spheres of the statesman and the moralist.
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