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Mini-Quiz: Aristotle

by Ron Kurtus (revised 19 January 2022)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is a reason Aristotle may have disagreed with Plato?

Aristotle disagreed with many people

Plato wandered among the students, which irritated Aristotle

Intelligent students often seek new perspectives

2. How did Aristotle discover so much?

He was curious, observed and documented what he saw

No one else had ever thought about discovered things in those days

He copied discoveries of Plato

3. How did Alexander the Great affect Aristotle's life?

He played with him as a child and taught Aristotle about rhetoric

He gave him the opportunity to start his own school, but also was the cause of losing it

Aristotle became famous after writing about Alexander's exploits

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Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Philosophy of Aristotle - Good overview of Aristotle's ideas from the University of Tennessee-Martin

Aristotle - Short biography of Aristotle's life and ideas from the University of California-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology

Aristotle - Biography with numerous references from St. Andrews School of Mathematics in the United Kingdom

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The Basic Works of Aristotle by Aristotle, edited by Richard McKeon; Princeton Review (2001) $19.95 - This definitive translation has been considered the best available one-volume book on Aristotle and includes selections from his greatest writings.

The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle by Jonathan Barnes (Editor); Cambridge University Press (1995) $27.00 - A clear exposition of the central philosophical concerns in Aristotle's work, without editorial interpretation.

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