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Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, famous for his prolific writings on a vast array of subjects, including logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, politics, and even the natural sciences. He is widely considered a "founding figure" in Western philosophy.

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a philosopher in Ancient Greece, who studied under Plato. Many consider him to be one of the "founding figures" of the comprehensive system of modern Western philosophy.

A marble bust of Aristotle

Modern research has estimated that he was responsible for writing over 150 philosophical treatises on a vast array of subjects, including logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, politics, and even the natural sciences like biology and physics. While many of his contributions to natural science were later roundly discredited, his writings on philosophy and metaphysics have shaped many centuries of later philosophical thought, from the Late Antiquity through the Renaissance, and even into modern times.

His prolific writings and wide range of interests conspire to make it exceptionally difficult to categorize or classify Aristotelian scholarship. Saint Thomas Aquinas, in fact, referred to him simply as "The Philosopher". However, all questions with this tag should have a direct relation to Aristotle's philosophical thought.

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