Consider Aristotle to be one of the three greatest thinkers of all time. He is mostly thought of as a mathematician, but he was also perceived as a philosopher, an author, a teacher, and scientist who dominated the world of knowledge unlike any scholar before him or since. Proof of his greatness is that he authored at least 170 books, 47 of which have survived (Charles 23). His main contributions are to logic; he concentrated on ethics and metaphysics as well. Moreover, he wrote on epistemology (the study of the nature of knowledge), physics, biology, meteorology, dynamics, mathematics, psychology, rhetoric, dialect, aesthetics and politics (23). Growing up in Chalcidice, a village in northern Greece (23). He was born to a middle class medical doctor named Nicomachus, a, while his mother was named Phaesti. Aristotle followed his father, a physician, traveling to each house to tend the ill. In fact, his father was a doctor to the King of Macedonia. The young pupil took an interest in biology. His parents" death at a young age caused a guardian to care for the boy until he turned 18 (23). The guardian thought it best that Aristotle study at the best of schools, the Academy at Athens. Under the lectures of Plato, Aristotle quickly stood out in the class. This accommodation leads to the direct lineage of four great minds; Socrates the teacher of Plato, Plato the teacher of Aristotle, and Aristotle teaches Alexander the Great. After Plato's death, Aristotle left to become Alexander's teacher, whom is heir to the King of Macedonia. He returned to Athens to build his own philosophical school, named the Lyceum. He married twice and with his second wife, he had a son, Nicomachus (Magee 32). He spent twelve years in Athens until the death of Alexander. The anti-Macedonian Athenians indicted Alexander for "impiety," and he left according to D. J. O"Conner, because he wanted to "prevent the Athenians from sinning again against philosophy as they had done in the case of Socrates" Aristotle died a year later (36).