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"There is a problem as to what part of the state is to have authority, since surely it is either the multitude, or the rich, or decent people, or the one who is best of all, or a tyrant. But all of these apparently involve difficulties. How so?" (Politics, pp. 82)




384 BCE – 322 BCE

Like his teacher Plato, Aristotle (384–322 BCE) made an important, far-reaching, and lasting mark on philosophy. Born in the Macedeonian region, Aristotle left for Athens in his teens to study with Plato. After marrying and having a daughter, Aristotle was called to the Macedonian capital to tutor the king’s teenage son, the future Alexander the Great.


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