Aristotle was born in the summer of 384 B.C. on the Chalcide Peninsula of Macedonia in Northern Greece. The early connection with medicine and the rough-living court of Macedonian largely explains the predominantly biological cast of Aristotle's philosophical thought and the intense dislike of princes and courts to which he gave expression more than once.
His father died when Aristotle was still at a young age. He was sent to Academy of Plato at Athens in 376 B.C. and remained there for 20 years. These years formed the first of three main periods in Aristotle's intellectual development, the period dominated by the informative influence of Plato and his colleagues in the Academy.
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