The Greek philosopher and teacher who formulated the basis for much of today's modern science. This category is designed to collect questions about his life, methods, and discoveries.

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Literary Terminology

Who wrote Poetics?


Philosophy and Philosophers

Why must philosophy not be part of logic?

Philosophy: Doctrine: a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

Logic: The branch of philosophy that analyzes inference.

Logic is a branch of philosophy, therefore logic is part of philosophy.


Where do forms reside according to Aristotle?

When Aristotle says Form he doesn't mean it in the same way that Plato does. Plato is referring to Forms as Eidos - the essence of a thing (loosely). For Aristotle, it refers more to the physical appearance - indicating a substance - which for him is form imposed on some matter-

Political Science

Who is the father of Indian political science?

I would argue that Chanakya is the father of political science in India.


A political model used to compare political opinions is called what?

A political model used to compare political opinions is called a political spectrum.


Do social class in Aristotle determine what is constitutionally right?

yeah l personally think, social class in Aristotle determines what is constitutionally possible because he advocates for unity,first of all, which therefore means that there will be equality amoung citizens of a society.No person will be capable of oppressing the other person if there is the spirit of unit amoung people.

By Aldrin Mugotings,aka Alutings:UZ student.

Philosophy and Philosophers

What were the significant accomplishments of Aristotle?

He started his own school, Lyceum, named after Apolle Lyceum, he tutored Alexander the Great, and he started the study of logic.

1. He came up with the four causes, thus setting the foundations of science.

2. He showed great insight in moral philosophy and developed that school of thought.

3. He started his own school.

4. He taught Alexander the Great.

5. He started mathematical logic.

6. He is known as the father of biology because he was the first person to classify, albeit crudely, organisms as either plants or animals.


Ancient Greece
Alexander the Great

Why did Aristotle want Alexander to invade Persia?

Because Aristotle was a Greek, an Athenian in fact, and like most Greeks hated Persians because of their invasion during the Persian War the previous generation had fought which left much of the Greeks treasures and valued buildings destroyed. Athens was sacked and its citizens bitter. Revenge for this was the official reason Alexander gave for his invasion of Persia that sparked his massive campaign.


When was Copernicus universe theory state?



What was the name of the garden in Athens where Aristotle taught?

The Lyceum

Philosophy and Philosophers

Who Christianize Aristotle?

No one did. Aristotle was born and died over 200 years before the birth of the Christ.

Planet Earth

Did Aristotle find out the earth was round?

No he did not


How are Socrates and Alcibiades prime examples for Aristotle's friendship in Nicomachean Ethics?

they are friends of utility and pleasure. Alcibiades is befriending Socrates to gain some of his wisdom, while Socrates isn't falling for alcibiades' sexual seductions.

World War 2
Famous Quotations

What are some quotes from famous World War 2 people?

Let me see... "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!" Winston Churchill

"Let us therefor brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will say, "This was there finest hour."

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Winston Churchill

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan." Franklin Roosevelt

"I shall return" Douglas MacArthur

"Nuts!" General Macauliffe of the 101st airborn division on receiving a German surrender demand.

Michael Montagne

"Today we rule Germany, tomorrow, the world." - Adolf Hitler

"There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs" - Dwight D. Eisenhower.

"Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it." - George Patton

"Your task will not be an east one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely." - Dwight d. Eisenhower

"Defend Paris to the last, destroy all bridges over the Seine and devastate the city." - Adolf Hitler

"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 is a date which will live in infamy" - Franklin Roosevelt.

"I have no further interest in the Czecho-Slovakian State, that is guaranteed." - Adolf Hitler

"Germany has concluded a Non-Aggression Pact with Poland" - Adolf Hitler

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. - Winston Churchill.

"Our aim is not to destroy all armed force in Germany, because any intelligent man will understand that this is as impossible in the case of Germany as in the case of Russia. It would be unreasonable on the part of the victor to do so. To destroy Hitler's army is possible and necessary." -Josef Stalin

"The atomic bomb was no 'great decision.'" - Harry Truman

"If England wants to fight for a year, I shall fight for a year; if England wants to fight for two years, I shall fight two years... And if necessary, I will fight for ten years!" 
- Adolf Hitler

"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!" Winston Churchill

"Where Napoleon failed, I shall succeed. I shall land on the shores of Britain." - Adolf Hitler.

"Three cheers for war, noble and beautiful above all." 
- Benito Mussolini

"There are two possibilities for me: To win through with all my plans, or to fail. If I win, I shall be one of the greatest men in history. If I fail, I shall be condemned, despised and damned." 
- Adolf Hitler

Philosophy and Philosophers

What was Aristotle Stagiritis famous for?

A lecturer in Athens, Aristotle studied and discussed the systematic understanding of logic, physics, astronomy, meteorology, zoology, metaphysics, theology, psychology, politics, economics, ethics, rhetoric, and poetics.

While Aristotle's contributions in each subject were considerable for the time, his major contribution was to the overall study and teaching of such subjects in a systematic way, many of which had never been considered before.

Two areas which he advanced were physics and astronomy. He made very interesting discussion of the topics of matter, change, movement, space, position, and time as well as studying comets.

Philosophy and Philosophers
Alexander the Great

Who was the teacher of Alexander the Great?

His name was Aristole, he was rather quiet but agreed to teach Alexander under different circumstances.

Philosophy and Philosophers

Who was Aristotle?

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and teacher who formulated the basis for much of today's modern science.

Aristotle was born in Stageira; a Greek Colony When in Macedonia, in 384 BC. Aristotle was a little boy both his parents died. He was raised by his foster parents Proxenus and his wife. When he was 18 he entered an academy called Plato's school in Athens. Where he stayed for nearly 20 years. He was one of the brightest most learned students and they called him the "Intelligence of the school" and the "reader" Plato died in 347 BC. Aristotle married the ruler's daughter Pithias. Aristotle was considered one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Aristotle was born in Greece. He lived from 384 B.C to 322 B.C. Also he wrote a lot of on books on philosophy. He founded his own school in Athens called Lyceum. Died 322 b.c.


In the linnaeus system a what contains similar phyla?


Earth Sciences
Newtons Laws of Motion

Starting velocity for a free falling object is 0 ms Ignoring the effects of air resistance what is the speed in ms of the object after falling 3 seconds?

All other things being equal, earth's gravity can be described as 9.8 meters per second per second. The value changes a bit depending on your location. Given this value, an object will reach 29.4 meters per second after 3 seconds.


Alfred Nobel
Alexander Graham Bell

Who were Alexander Graham Bell's parents?

Melville and Eliza Grace Symonds Bell.

Philosophy and Philosophers

How did Aristotle influence the constitution?

The US constitution is drenched with the ideas of 'rationalists' like the German thinker Leibniz

Leibniz saw emotion (intuition) as white noise of 'rationality', and tried to explain everything with 'rationality'

Very simplified 'rationality' is Aristotelian fundamentalism.

The US might be seen as an Aristotelian Empire

In practice this is seen by the huge similarity between The Roman Empire (another Aristotelian Empire) and the US


What did Socrates Plato and Aristotle have in common?

Well, first state the obvious, they were all Greeks! They were intelligent, writers, well-known, driven to accomplish, and they were all teachers to the Greeks.

Philosophy and Philosophers

What is Aristotle's greatest accomplishments?

  • started own school
  • started study of logic
  • tutored Alex the Great
  • developed crude system of classification
  • excelled in marine biology and found 500 different species of marine life
Political Science

Why is Aristotle called the father of political science?

Aistotle is called father of poltical science, becuase he read the constitution of 158 nation.


When did Aristotle make his geocentric model?

Sometime between 384 BC (when he was born) and - 322 BC (when he died).

Most assuredly he was not the first to think that everything revolved around him (or his neighborhood)!


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