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 A - Aristotle

 

Aristotle: 384-322: Greek philosopher, pupil of Plato. In many ways the most important and influential Western philosopher and scientist.

For Aristotle, philosophy and science were the same, which is why he is fairly called both. Also, his conception of science was the dominant one until Galileo arrived at the experimental scientific method of finding out things about nature structured on mathematical principles by doing careful experiments and using the outcome to support or undermine one's theories.





 

 


See also: Plato


Literature:

Aristotle, Russell

 Original: Apr 20, 2011                                                Last edited:12 December 2011.   Top