ARISTOTLE

Aristotle (384-322 BC) was indebted to Plato for a fine philosophical education at The Academy, but Aristotle would eventually open his own school, The Lyceum as an attempt to correct what he took to be Plato’s shortcomings, particularly in epistemology, ethics, and metaphysics. At Borromeo Seminary, Aristotle figures centrally in many courses, especially Philosophy of Nature, Ethics, and Metaphysics. St. Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries held Aristotle in such high esteem that they called him “The Philosopher.”