Discover what one of history’s most influential thinkers looked like according to artificial intelligence
Aristotle He was one of the most influential philosophers in history and his contributions spanned various areas of knowledge such as logic, ethics, politics, biology and metaphysics. But how did he introduce himself? What did it look like? Thanks to artificial intelligence, we can get an idea of what the philosopher Aristotle looked like.
How did the philosopher Aristotle see himself with regard to artificial intelligence?
To answer this question, we used the Midjourney tool, which allows us to generate images from text descriptions. Its artificial intelligence is capable of generating high quality and realistic images with an artistic and textured style. This is the result we got:
As you can see, the picture corresponds fairly closely to the description and shows some interesting details that reflect the personality and interests of Aristotle. But, What do we really know about Aristotle?
What historical data do we have about his life and work?
Below we offer you a brief summary of his biography and his most important contributions to Western thought.
Aristotle was born interna town north of Greece in the year 384 AD. He was the son of a respected doctor named Nicomachus who worked as a medical examiner King Amyntas III Grandfather of Alexander the Great. Only the name is known about his mother celebrated
During his childhood Aristotle lived in the city of Pella, where the king’s court was located. His parents died when he was young, which led to him leaving the country at an early age. Pella to address Wait is currently located in Türkiye. His sister was there Arimnesta and her husband, Proxeno of Atarneo, who soon became Aristotle’s teacher.
At about 17 years old Aristotle went to Athens to enter the Academy, an already consolidated educational institution in Greece. There he encountered Platonic thought and later also Plato. In the Science, He was particularly interested in empirical science. During these years his first works saw the light of day, most of which were dialogues. One of these is Protrepticus, one of his lost texts.
In 347 B.C. Plato died in 500 BC and left the management of the academy to his nephew Speusippus. About this time, Aristotle left Athens and returned to Atarneus, where he lived in his youth. There he became very close to his friend Hermías, the city’s governor. After his death, Aristotle traveled to Asos, where he lived for about three years. In Asos he married Hermías’ niece, Pythias, with whom he had offspring. Later he went to the island of Mytilini, where he developed in fields such as meteorology, chemistry, physics, psychology and biology. Works such as: History of animals.
In 343 B.C. In 400 BC Aristotle accepted the commission from King Philip II of Macedonia to become his son’s tutor. Alejandro, who was 13 years old at the time. Aristotle taught him various subjects, such as Rhetoric, politics, philosophy or natural sciences. Alexander always had great respect for his teacher, he supported him financially and even sent him specimens of the fauna and flora of his empire from the Indus.
In 335 B.C. In the 4th century BC, Aristotle returned to Athens and founded his own philosophical school, the Lyceum. There he taught walking (hence the name “Peripatetic” school), continued his research and data analysis corresponding to the most diverse areas (dramatic art, political constitutions, Olympic sports, zoology), and created around twenty works. Among them, the most famous and studied are: Categories, Interpretation, Analytical Firsts and Seconds, Themes and Refutations of Sophistry (which form the Organon or Treatise on Logic), Rhetoric, Poetics (partial), On the Soul, Ethics until Eudemus, Ethics for Nicomachus, Politics and Constitution of Athens (which make up his “anthropology”), Of Heaven, Of Generation and Corruption, Meteors, Mechanics, Of the Parts of Animals, Of the Generation of Animals (which belong to his “Physics”) ). “ or study of nature) and physics and metaphysics (which establish and crown the whole).
In 323 B.C. In 500 BC, Alexander the Great died (at the age of 33), triggering a revolt in Athens against the Macedonians. Accused of impiety by his political enemies, Aristotle decided to leave the city to avoid a second attack on philosophy (the first had been made against Socrates). He took refuge in Chalcis, a city in Euboea, where he died of a stomach ulcer the following year.
Aristotle’s works were hidden in a cellar to protect them from looting and forgotten for centuries. They were discovered by chance and organized and published by Andronicus of Rhodes in Cicero’s Rome. They were then rediscovered as a whole by the Arabs in the Middle Ages and given a Christian interpretation by the Thomists and Neo-Scholastics. They were eventually banished by the moderns and rehabilitated according to Hegel.