aristotle

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Aristotle [(ar-uh-stot-l)]

One of the greatest ancient Greek philosophers, with a large influence on subsequent Western thought. Aristotle was a student of Plato and tutor to Alexander the Great. He disagreed with Plato over the existence of ideal Forms and believed that form and matter are always joined. Aristotle's many books include Rhetoric, the Poetics, the Metaphysics, and the Politics.

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