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Will Durant 


The Story of Avisotles Qhilosophy 


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The Story of 
Aristotles Qhilesophy 


Will Durant 


This little Blue Book No. 39, by Will Durant, deals with Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.), a 
Macedonian pupil of Plato, who became the teacher of Prince Alexander. While his 
pupil went off to conquer the world, Aristotle returned to Athens and founded his 
school, the Lyceum. There he amassed the first great collection of plants and 
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science. Departing from abstract Platonic universals, Aristotle described such 
natural processes as the developing embryo of the chick. He saw the universe as 
matter in motion with God as its first impulsive force. Aristotle was skeptical of 
Utopias. Social evils do not "arise out of the possession of private property," he 
wrote, but "from quite another source--the wickedness of human nature." At the 
theater he said we enjoy tragedies which elicit pity and terror, but in everyday life 
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