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==Impact on the Modern World==
Aristotle's philosophies and ethic have been very influential. Many logicians, in fact, state that Aristotle produced the definitive work on logic and there is no sense of even changing it, although this has now changed. Nevertheless, his ideas of logic and ethics are now central to many philosophies that subsequently formed the foundations of Western ideals.<ref>For more on Aristotle's long-term influences, see: Sgarbi, M. (2016). Kant and Aristotle: epistemology, logic, and method. Albany: State University of New York Press.</ref> Modern philosophy developed later by Kant often see Aristotle as a core foundation for their own thinking, particularly as it placed such emphasis on ethics and virtue and the tenants that are required to develop these.
Today, in the sciences, relatively few ideas held by Aristotle are actually still utilized in the sciences; however, his key understanding of logic used to create scientific theory, particularly through induction and deduction, have influenced the sciences the most. His emphasis on empirical research was also new and becomes another key tenant of modern science.
Because Aristotle was so prolific in his lifetime, he also influenced other fields such as poetry and tragedy.<ref> For more on Aristotle's view on poetry and tragedy, see: Sifakis, G. M. (2001). Aristotle on the function of tragic poetry. Herakleion: Crete University Press.</ref> Aristotle wrote about how poems and tragedy should be composed and key components that they should have, including epic poems and tragedies having great spectacle that Greek literature is so well known for.
Few people have been both famous during their lifetime and influential for millennia as Aristotle has been (Figure 1). Aristotle and his earlier and later colleagues were also influential in establishing what eventually became the concept for universities. For instance, the idea of a school, such as Athens' famous Lyceum, where Aristotle taught, as a place to discuss and teach, while pursuing one's own research and discovery, were later adopted in the early Medieval period to become the foundation in which universities in the West developed.<ref>For more on how the concept of the university developed and Aristotle's lifetime and history, see: Höffe, O. (2003). Aristotle. Albany: State University of New York Press.</ref> Although Greek society still often meant that participation was often limited to free men, women had begun to also be involved in science and philosophical thought. Aristotle's wife Pythias worked along her husband and probably helped him develop some of his philosophical and scientific understanding. She likely accompanied him on his field trips as well where he made important observations related to Biology and Geology.