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Ancient Greek Philosopher.

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC), Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.


Sources:

1.) Henry C. Vedder. Forgotten Books. p. 353. ISBN 9781440073427. "To use modern nomenclature, Plato is theist, Aristotle Deist."

2.) Charles Bigg. Neoplatonism. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. p. 50. "The reason for this low-pitched morality Atticus discerned, and here again he was right, in the Deism of Aristotle. Deism regards God as creating and equipping the world, and then leaving it to itself."

3.) Gary R. Habermas, David J. Baggett, ed. (2009). Did the Resurrection Happen?: A Conversation With Gary Habermas and Antony Flew. InterVarsity Press. p. 105. ISBN 9780830837182. "While he mentioned evil and suffering, I did wonder about Tony's juxtaposition of choosing either Aristotle's Deism or the freewill defense, which he thinks “depends on the prior acceptance of a framework of divine revelation."