Aristotle is a towering figure in ancient Greek philosophy, making contributions to logic, metaphysics, mathematics, physics, biology, botany, ethics, politics, agriculture, medicine, dance and theatre. He was a student of Plato who in turn studied under Socrates. He was more empirically-minded than Plato or Socrates and nearly every basic concept of organismal biology can find antecedents in the writings of Aristotle.
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The Generation of Animals (or On the Generation of Animals, Greek Περὶ ζῴων γενέσεως, Latin De Generatione Animalium) is one of Aristotle's major texts on biology. It describes the means by which animals reproduce.