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Aristotle. Ancient Greek philosopher. 384 BCE to 322 BCE.

Key Ideas

  • Evidence.
  • Experimentation.
  • Scientific method.
  • Categorical logic.


  • One of his key ideas was that seeking knowledge often required evidence from experiments, not just reason and deduction as Plato had proposed.[1] Because of this, Aristotle is often considered the father of the scientific method.

See Also


  1. See Posterior Analytics; written by Aristotle circa 335 BCE; translated by G.R.G. Mure;