Aristotle and Saint Thomas Aquinas are connected because they are both philosophers who have made significant contributions to the field of philosophy.
In fact, Aristotle was born in 384 BC in Stagira in Greece. He is considered one of the most important ancient philosophers, as well as one of the founders of Western philosophy. Aristotle was a student of Plato and a teacher of Alexander the Great. As a result, his writings had an enormous influence on Western thought and education for over two thousand years.
Aristotle’s surviving works include treatises on logic, metaphysics, ethics, politics, biology and poetry, although it is difficult to know how many specialized works he wrote on each subject. His writings were collected by Andronicus of Rhodes around 50 BC and became known as The Library. It is widely agreed that Aristotle was the most important thinker in ancient Greece after Plato.
Saint Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) was an Italian Dominican priest who became a Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church and one of its greatest theologians and philosophers. He believed that natural knowledge could be used to prove God’s existence but that revelation also played an important role in understanding God’s nature and plan for creation (see Summa Theologica). Thomas is often referred to as St. Thomas Aquinas or simply “the Doctor.” In addition to his philosophical achievements, he also contributed significantly to theology, history, poetry, jurisprudence and political theory.