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ARISTOTLE: A LIFE OF A GREAT PHILOSOPHER

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HOST:
1. San Andres, Shan
2. Ricafort, Demi

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ARISTOTLE: A LIFE OF A GREAT PHILOSOPHER MOTHER SCRIPT

[VO] SHAN: We are obviously living in the present, modern world where our lives are anchored to
factual information we normally see on books and internet. But a lot of historical stories had been left out.
[VO] DEMI: There are notable people who used to be influential their time, people who contributed so
much in arts, science, and literacy, and people who became an instrument in molding the human races
knowledge, but now forgotten.
[VO] SHAN: And that is why we are here to explore and travel back in time where these people existed
and lived.
[V] DEMI: I am Demi Ricafort,
[V] SHAN: And I am Shan San Andres.
[V] SHAN & DEMI: Come and join us as we look back in the history of one of the most prominent
philosopher in the world.

[V] Aristotle: A Life of a Great Philosopher *title card*

[V] SHAN: We know a lot of people who became successful in their lives through dedication, hard work,
and whatnots. Almost all of them became widely popular because of their beauty, talent, appeal, and so
on.

[V] DEMI: All these people became the frontline of social media and are now becoming influential
personalities to other people. But if we are going to open our history books to look for oldies that are
quite popular back then, they probably are immeasurable. These people in the early years of the world
became the moral foundation of history because of their teachings that we can apply in our modern
society. One good example is Aristotle, a Greek Philosopher of the past.

[V] Aristotles Life *title card*

[VO] SHAN: Aristotle was a Greek philosopher born around 384 B.C. in Stagira, a small town on the
northern coast of Greece that was once a seaport. His father, Nicomachus was a court physician to the
Macedonian King Amyntas II. Aristotle was still young when his father died, but his affiliation with the
Macedonian court closely remained for the rest of his life. His mother, on the other hand, died when he
was just a young boy.
After his parents died, Proxenus of Atarneus, who was married to Aristotles older sister, Armineste,
became Aristotles guardian.

[V] SHAN: So basically, it was a tough childhood for Aristotle since at his early age, he lost his father
and he didnt have the longer chance to be with his mom.

[VO] DEMI: As the story goes, Aristotle was sent to Athens by Proxenus when he turned 17 years old to
pursue a higher education in Platos Academy. They consider Athens as the Academic center of the
universe.

[V] SHAN: Platos Academy?

[VO] DEMI: Yep, he enrolled in Platos Academy and remained there for 20 years. His teacher was
Plato, who is also a classical Greek Philosopher and a mathematician who owned the school that Aristotle
enrolled in. This long association made his bond with his teacher Plato and his educational establishment
very strong.

[V] Connections to other Philosophers *titlecard*


[V] DEMI: Plato was a student of Socrates, the founder of the Academy in Athens and a well-known
Greek scholar who is renowned for his philosophies. Plato, along with Socrates, played a vital role in
laying foundations of Western philosophy and science.

[VO] DEMI: It is said that Aristotle left the Academy in 338 B.C. because he was disappointed with
Plato's nephew, Speusippus, being made the director of the Academy after Plato's death.

[V] SHAN: Aristotle was totally some kind of a kicker after quitting Platos Academy.

[VO] SHAN: Aristotle went home to Macedonia to start tutoring King Philip IIs son, the then 13-year-
old Alexander the Great. Aristotle played a very important role in Alexander the Greats life when he
conquered Athens in 335 B.C. and during that time Aristotle also went back to the city. He also started his
own school in Athens called the Lyceum.

[V] Aristotles Works *title card*

[V] SHAN: Aristotle's extant writings consist largely of his written versions of his lectures; some
passages appear to be interpolations of notes made by his students; the texts were edited and given their
present form by Andronicus of Rhodes in the 1st cent. B.C. In the late 19th century, his Constitution of
Athens, an account of Athenian government, was found.

[V] Aristotles Philosophy *title card*

[V] DEMI: Aristotles philosophy is not far from the others. His philosophy focused on his systematic
concept of logic. Aristotles objective was to come up with a universal process of reasoning that would
allow man to learn every conceivable thing about reality. The initial process involved describing objects
based on their characteristics, states of being and actions. Aristotle also taught that knowledge of a thing,
beyond its classification and description, requires an explanation of causality, or why it is.

[VO] DEMI: He posited four causes or principles of explanation: the material cause (the substance of
which the thing is made); the formal cause (its design); the efficient cause (its maker or builder); and the
final cause (its purpose or function). In modern thought the efficient cause is generally considered the
central explanation of a thing, but for Aristotle the final cause had primacy. He thought all things in
Nature should be open to examination and subject to reason and he set about applying his methods to all
knowledge.

[V] Aristotles Contribution to the World *title card*

[VO] SHAN: Aristotle examined the nature of matter, space, time, and motion. He had few tools for
experimentation and could not measure time or speeds. He would not allow invisible forces so his
reasoning did not include gravity. Things fell to Earth and the moon circled the Earth because that was
their nature.

[V] DEMI: In the field of cosmology, he proved that the earth was a sphere when he observed that the
shadow of the earth on the moon during eclipse was an arc.

[V] SHAN: And most importantly, the Nicomachean Ethics contributed so much in our society because
in this philosophy, Aristotle describes the happy life intended for man by nature as one lived in
accordance with virtue, and, in his Politics, he describes the role that politics and the political community
must play in bringing about the virtuous life in the citizenry.

[V] How is The World Benefiting From His Philosophy *title card*

[V] DEMI: The teachings of Aristotle did not only focus into a particular concept of the world, but rather
this teachings radiated in many aspects.
[VO] DEMI: His teachings with regards to fundamental physics and cosmology helped to extend our
knowledge in the field of science. His discovery about the earth proved that the earth is not a flat surface
as some of the people suggest that it really is.

[VO] SHAN: Also, Aristotles belief that the body and soul were one essential to theological beliefs. This
is one of the reason why we still follow the practices of the churches up to this day.

[VO] DEMI: In 322 B.C., just a year after he fled to Chalscis to escape prosecution under charges of
impiety, Aristotle contracted a disease of the digestive organs and died.

[V] SHAN: A life of a philosopher can be defined as something that is complex, yet full of knowledge
and ideas.

[V] DEMI: Just like Aristotle, his life had never been an easy track but his contributions to the human
race is observable nowadays, as we are still clinging to his beliefs and thoughts.

[V] SHAN: All things have a purpose, as he stated. Whatever we see around as has a reason for
existence.

[V] DEMI: Indeed, this philosopher is the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical
fields, and that we should commemorate his existence and continuously respect and apply his
philosophies.

[V] SHAN: Once again I am Shan San Andres,

[V] DEMI: and I am Demi Ricafort.

[V] SHAN AND DEMI: Let us not forget our epic history, because it is our key in molding our future
and humanity. Thank you for watching!

-END OF SCRIPT-
GROUP MEMBERS:
Arthur Badiola
Aldous Mendoza
Demi Ricafort
Shan San Andres
James Lemuel Mallapre

SOURCES:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/60264-5-reasons-why-
plato-and-aristotle-still-matter-today.html

http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-impact-of-aristotles-political-philosophy.html

http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2009-05654-002

http://www.philosophybasics.com/philosophers_aristotle.html

http://historyofphilosophy.net/aristotle