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He was educated in the court and at the age of 17 he went to Athens to continue his education. There he learned from Plato, Socrates’ famous student. As a philosophy student, Aristotle, at first, absorbed all he could from his teacher and mentor, but in maturing as a student and thinker, he began to break away from Plato’s ideas, especially his thoughts on the Theory of Forms, and shape opposite views than those of his teacher through exercising his own brain.