Ancient Greek Contributions

aE Through this he implies that all real knowledge is already present with in each person and only critical examination is needed to call it forth (Doc.1, Socrates). Socrates spent his life examining his own ideas and trying to discover the truth about many subjects using reason and logic. His contribution became an important part of Western civilization- a legacy that reminds us to think for ourselves and to stand up for what we believe in. Another great contributor to the field of philosophy was Aristotle (384- 322 BC). Aristotle was also a Greek philosopher, although many consider him to be more of a scientist and logician due to his contributions in the fields of logic, physics, biology, and humanities. He was a pupil of Plato but disagreed with most of his ideas and tutored Alexander the Great for years. Until the 17th century, most of the science in the Western world was based on his ideas. Aristotle, with his scientific approach to philosophy was able to conclude, "Since human reason is the most godlike part of human nature, a life guided by human reason is superior to any other.... For man, this is the life of reason, since the faculty of reas



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