Most know the philosopher Aristotle for exactly that: Philosophy. Extremely prolific in the art of thought and self-exploration, it is a shame Aristotle is not also known for his other interest: Biology. In an era before strict scientific fields, Artistotle spent his time exploring life around him and writing about it in his journals. From studying the contents of an egg to classification of animals, Aristotle may have been one of the first scientists and Biologists in the world.
In Armand Marie Leroi’s new book, The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science, Leroi explores the journeys and study methods of Aristotle. He also explores how often Artistotle was wrong with his observations. The books is a dream for scientists and philsophers who want to know more about this famous figure of academia. Part travel, part study, the book combines discovery from our time and Aristotle’s. This book is an absolute delight for the philosopher-scientist on your gift list this year.
The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science is now available from Viking, a Penguin Group.