At age 17, Aristotle enrolled in the Platonic Academy.
He would stay there for 20 years.
Founded by the father of Western philosophy, the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle was the most promising student around.
The exact time of his departure from The Academy is disputed, but it’s said that he left soon after Plato died due to his dislike of the direction that it subsequently took.
In the years following, he would even go on to argue against many of his late teacher’s core ideas.
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