was a Greek philosopher and scientist.
His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child,
whereafter Proxenus of
Atarneus became his guardian.
At eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy
and remained there until the age of thirty-seven (c. 347
His writings cover many subjects – including
zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater,
music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government
constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy.