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Aristotelian   /ərˌɪstətˈiliən/   Listen

Of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy.  Synonyms: Aristotelean, Aristotelic, peripatetic.

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"Aristotelian" Quotes from Famous Books

... not imagine that, because the term Rationalism has been frequently employed within the last few years, it is of very recent origin either as a word or skeptical type. The Aristotelian Humanists of Helmstedt were called Rationalists in the beginning of the seventeenth century, and Comenius applied the same epithet to the Socinians in 1688.[1] It was a common word in England two hundred years ago. Nor was it imported into the English language from the German, either ...
— History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology • John F. Hurst

... In the eighteenth century criticism extended its scope by the admission of a new consideration, passing beyond the mere form of the work and reckoning with its power to give pleasure. Addison, in his critique of "Paradise Lost," still applies the formal tests of the Aristotelian canons, but he discovers further that a work of art exists not only for the sake of its form, but also for the expression of beautiful ideas. This power of "affecting the imagination" he declares is the "very life and highest perfection" ...
— The Gate of Appreciation - Studies in the Relation of Art to Life • Carleton Noyes

Words linked to "Aristotelian" :   adherent, Aristotelianism, Aristotle, disciple

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