Along with his teacher Plato, Aristotle is the most revered philosopher of Greek antiquity. His thoughts had a great influence on Arabian and Jewish thinkers and on the Christian philosophers of the Middle Ages. He made a significant contribution to all areas of philosophy and natural sciences, tutored Alexander the Creat, and founded the so-called Peripatetic School at the Lyceum Athens.
According to Aristotle the goodness of a thing
lies in the realization of its ultimate nature, and with this
principle in mind he attempted to divine the nature of the
In spite of this negative view of womankind, Aristotle treated individual women with kindness and compassion. He was happily married, and following the death of his wife, took her former handmaid as a concubine. He had one legitimate daughter and an illegitimate son whom he adopted and to whom, as was the custom in those days, he left his estate.
Aristotle c. (38 B.C.-32 A.D.)
Woman may be said to be an inferior man.