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Welcome to Open Door Philosophy! A podcast where a current college philosophy student and his former high school philosophy teacher unpack big philosophical concepts and some of the world’s most enduring questions in an accessible way.

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Ep. 45 Who Was Aristotle? Open Door Philosophy

In our episode on Plato, we quoted Alfred North Whitehead as saying, “All of philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato.” For almost 1500 years, however, many philosophers and historians believed that all of knowledge, including philosophy, was a footnote to Aristotle. The Philosopher, as he is known, contributed greatly in fields of biology to rhetoric, physics to ethics. But what made Aristotle so special? And why should we care about Aristotle today after so much of his work, such as the Sun rotating around the Earth, has been disproven. Furthermore, Aristotle makes ethical claims that go against foundational points in modern society: that women are inferior to men and that some people are natural slaves. The work and influence of Aristotle is ingrained in Western society and thought, but why is this the case? Join us this week on Open Door Philosophy to learn “Who is Aristotle?”Open Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphilOpen Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.comContact us via email at contact@opendoorphilosophy.com

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