Aristotle began studies at Plato's Academy at the age of 17.
I have a few questions.
1) How smart was Plato compared to Aristotle?
2) Who would you say is as intelligent as Plato or Aristotle (preferably someone who is still alive)?
3) I am 17. Who can I go to in order to gain the same education that Aristotle did from Plato?
4) How did Aristotle go about becoming Plato's student? Did he have to pay to be his student in the same way people pay to become a student at a college?
I pretty much got myself into philosophy, and upon finding out about the greater of ancient philosophers, I have been wondering how I might be able to gain knowledge compared to that of the aforementioned. Is this possible in today's society?