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Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. Taught by Plato, he was the founder of the Peripatetic school of philosophy, and the Aristotelian tradition. His writings cover many subjects including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theatre, music, rhetoric, psychology, linguistics, economics, politics, and government. Aristotle provided a complex synthesis of the various philosophies existing prior to him. As a result, his philosophy has exerted a unique influence on almost every form of knowledge in the West and it continues to be a subject of contemporary philosophical discussion. 
Little is known about his life. Aristotle was born in the city of Stagira in Northern Greece. His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child, and he was brought up by a guardian. At seventeen or eighteen he joined Plato's Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven. Shortly after Plato died, Aristotle left Athens; in 343 BC at the request of Philip II of Macedon, he became tutor to his Philip’s son, the future Alexander the Great. Though Aristotle wrote many elegant treatises and dialogues for publication, only around a third of his original output has survived. 
Aristotle's views on physical science profoundly shaped medieval scholarship. Their influence extended from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages into the Renaissance.
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Pretend you’re a philosopher and write one or two easy-to-understand sentences that explain this quotation from Aristotle. Ask the class (or your friends) to choose the one they think best expresses his meaning. Topics you might cover include:
• What is madness?
• Who should judge madness?
• Does the nature of madness change with the surrounding culture?
• Can madness be used as a tool to gain social or economic advantage?
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