Essays Tagged: "Aristotle"

Galileo Galilei - founder of modern experimental science

should be a doctor. For four years, he studied medicine and the different theories of the scientist Aristotle. He was not interested in medicine, but soon he became interested in math. In 1585, he con ... in Florence. He spent a lot of the four years studying the scientific thoughts and philosophies of Aristotle. He also invented an instrument that could find the gravity of objects. This instrument, c ...

(2 pages) 126 0 2.7 Feb/1994

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Aristotle vs. Darwin

derstand organisms has been a much sought goal of science since its birth as biology. History shows Aristotle and Charles Darwin as two of the most powerful biologists of all time. Aristotle's teleolo ... ghost, the unexplained mystery which has haunted biology through its whole history' (Ayala, 10). If Aristotle's approach has frightened biology, then Darwin, who actually nicknamed himself the 'Devils ...

(9 pages) 444 6 4.6 Jun/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Animal Experimentation

Use of Animals in ResearchSome of the earliest recorded studies involving animals were performed by Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), who revealed anatomical differences among animals by dissecting them (Rowa ...

(7 pages) 239 0 4.4 Jun/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology


Sean Hovan 5Oedipus/Tragic Hero3/12/97A Tragic Hero or Not?Oedipus is definitely a tragic hero. In Aristotle's theory he talks about the ways you become a tragic hero. The first thing that happened t ...

(2 pages) 132 0 3.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies


'Macbeth is a tragic hero.' This conclusion may be based upon certain characteristics , proposed by Aristotle, that warrants him worthy of such a title. Aristotle stated that a tragic hero must be of ... es.' Macbeth's death may not be considered a total loss because knowledge is gained before he dies. Aristotle says that there is some 'discovery', a change from ignorance to knowledge. In concl ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Dec/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Romeo and Juliet

eeded society's help to structure, educate, and fulfill his needs. On the other hand, Plato's pupil Aristotle believed that man is initially born with goodness and virtue. The issue of man's two sides ...

(3 pages) 68 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

The Natural Law Theory

law theory is a theory that dates back to the time of the Greeks and great thinkers like Plato and Aristotle. Defined as the law which states that human are inborn with certain laws preordained into ... humans. (Microsoft Encarta) This definition put this law into direct conflict with positive laws. Aristotle elaborated on the word natural in relation to law. He said that a natural law was one tha ...

(3 pages) 236 0 3.5 Jan/2000

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The effects of the removal of Religous support (Literature Review)

matter what it is.The past beliefs on religious support and education are displayed in the words of Aristotle;'Moral virtues come from habit... The habits we form from childhood make no small differen ... , but rather they make all the difference.' 1Our society has decided that the habits referred to by Aristotle, do not matter, when involving religion. Statistics tend to show a different result than w ...

(4 pages) 98 0 3.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

How Can We Tell What Is Good Or Bad?

the easy and immoral way is to lie and cheat in their occupation to obtain promotions and benefits. Aristotle said,Every art and every 'scientific investigation', as well as every actionand 'purposive ... e,' appears to aim at some good, hence the goodhas rightly been declared that which all things aim (Aristotle, 517).Today society is not aimed at good. This society has become a 'me' society. People a ...

(2 pages) 102 1 3.7 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Delaying Aging Through Exercise

ts from essay.The first group of people to utilize the benefits of exercise were the Greeks. It was Aristotle a famous philosopher of the time who brought this concept to the people at the time. The w ...

(3 pages) 156 0 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Alexander the Great

arents were Philip II and Olympia. Some say that Zeus was his father but it is probably just amyth. Aristotle taught Alexander in his early teen years. He stimulated his interest in science,medicine, ...

(3 pages) 193 1 3.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Aristotle: A Comprehensive View on Nature and Society

s written for a class on connection between philosophical views on nature and its social habits NoneAristotle: A Comprehensive View on Nature and SocietyIn order to fully understand Aristotle's views ... y to first explain some general principles of his philosophy. It is in his work the Categories that Aristotle presents the concept of substance, a concept which will serve as the foundation for much o ...

(5 pages) 323 0 4.4 Dec/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Willy Loman as a Tragic Hero. Is Willy Loman from Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman a Tragic Hero or not? Why?

Willy Loman as a Tragic HeroThe tragic hero, as defined by Aristotle in his works "Poetics" is one who falls from grace into a state of extreme unhappiness. Ac ... hout the play as he falls from being a loving and successful father into a suicidal, delusional man.Aristotle also noted that a tragic hero is not a bad person deserving of his misfortune, but instead ... onal dignity. We can also see that his character follows the model of the tragic hero as defined by Aristotle. Willy falls from prosperity into misery, in which he eventually commits suicide. However, ...

(2 pages) 233 0 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The influence of the Enlightenment on French Culture and the role of the Philosophers

to new ideas and ways of thinking. It broke down old philosophies based on religious documents and Aristotle's philosophical ideals and principles. The enlightenment was a basic principle that all th ...

(1 pages) 104 0 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy


- -ARISTOTLE (384 -322 BC) Lu-1ARISTOTLE'S LIFEAristotle, Greek philosopher and scientist, is one of th ... osophers. He was born in Stagira, Greece to a physician to the royal court.When he became eighteen, Aristotle entered Plato's School in Athens and remained at this academy for twenty years, as a stude ... s brightest and was given the title of 'The Intelligence of the School'. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle left Athens and joined a group of disciples of Plato, with his friend Hermias. Hermias bec ...

(1 pages) 170 1 4.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Philosophies of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

Philosophies of Socrates, Plato, and AristotleThe philosophies of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle had different points of-view but they we ... dealt with life such as government, opinions toward justice and how people really viewed education.Aristotle also had his own theories towards his belief of the 'right government'. He wanted his resu ... who have a middle class. The middleclass would consist of those who were not rich yet not poor.Both Aristotle and Plato had different thoughts on the division of the government. Aristotle claimed to b ...

(2 pages) 274 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Oedipus rex by Sophocles

s makes a few bad decisions and iscondemned to profound suffering because of his pride. I agreewith Aristotle that he brings it all on to himself because of his ownpersonal pride.One day Oedipus finds ... )All of the suffering that Oedipus encounters is brought on byhimself because of his immense pride. Aristotle's theories seem tohold true. If he wasn't so proud, he would have never killed KingLaius a ...

(2 pages) 99 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

this essay is over the events and studys of aristotles life there is a work sited page and work sited in the essay also

After the death of Plato in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, or city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hemias was the ruler. There ... ed his niece and adopted daughter Pythias. After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians, Aristotle went to Pella, the Mededonian capital, where he became the tutor to the Kings young son, A ... gs young son, Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great. In 335 BC, when Alexander became King, Aristotle returned to Athens and established his own school, The Lyceum. Because much of the discuss ...

(6 pages) 150 0 3.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Aristotle and Friendship, Philosophical Ethics

Friendship is undoubtedly one of the most important elements in the books of Aristotle's ethical principles. Aristotle takes the idea of friendship to a serious degree. He categ ... l attempt to define each type of friendship as well as identify the role of friendship in a society.Aristotle considers friendship to be a necessity to live. He claims that no individual would chose t ... riendship as a virtue and as just. Given the above statements on friendship, it is safe to say that Aristotle felt that friendship is something that every human must have in order to reach a peaceful ...

(2 pages) 186 0 3.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

This paper argues that Aristotle's high-minded personality would not make a good friend, and examines the works of Aristotle.

In this paper, I will argue that Aristotle's high-minded person will not make a good friend. By identifying that a high-minded person ... y identifying that a high-minded person will not befriend an inferior one, there is no dispute that Aristotle would not make a good friend.Friends are mirror images of themselves. They will reflect ba ... reflect back what is good as well as what is not good about each other. This is why the high-minded Aristotle would not make a good friend to most people. High-minded people are the best at what they ...

(6 pages) 150 2 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors