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  • adjective Aristotelian


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  • In his great mind were united the characteristics of the two ancient, but nevertheless universal, schools of philosophy, the Aristotelic and the Platonic.

    The Young Lady's Mentor A Guide to the Formation of Character. In a Series of Letters to Her Unknown Friends

  • It is significant that during the "age of faith" in Europe no philosopher of merit arose, and the only philosophy permitted was the puerile Scholastic-Aristotelic.

    The Necessity of Atheism

  • In the latter half of the second century, when Marcus Aurelius was founding chairs of philosophy at Athens, that emperor, himself a Stoic, recognized the Epicurean (together with his own, and the Platonic, and the Aristotelic systems) as one of the four great philosophies to be established and endowed on a footing of equality.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • It is remarkable how completely Luther apprehended his new creed in this polemical form — how it shaped itself in his mind doctrinally as an opposing tenet to the “Aristotelic” principle with which he had been working, — which had expressed itself dominantly at once in his scholastic training and his ascetic discipline — the principle, viz.,

    Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation

  • And if Roman Catholics join us or our "Dissenting brethren," because their own Church is behind the age, insists on Aristotelic dogmas, and interferes with liberty of thought, such a conversion is no triumph over popery, but over St. Peter and St. Paul.

    Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists

  • The naked Aristotelic view of it being most acceptable to the Persian, the Platonic to the Hellenistic Jew.

    Froude's Essays in Literature and History With Introduction by Hilaire Belloc

  • Facts witnessing so clearly that the especial strength of evil lay, as the philosophers had seen, in _matter_, it was so far a conclusion which both Jew and Persian were ready to accept; the naked Aristotelic view of it being most acceptable to the Persian, the Platonic to the Hellenistic

    Short Studies on Great Subjects

  • Not to insist on the introduction of the Aristotelic philosophy into its phraseology, its explanation of dogmas is influenced by ecclesiastical acts or events; its interpretations of prophecy are directly affected by the issues of history; its comments upon Scripture by the conclusions of the astronomer and the geologist; and its casuistical decisions by the various experience, political, social, and psychological, with which times and places are ever supplying it.

    The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated: In Nine Discourses Delivered to the Catholics of Dublin

  • "practised in the gymnastics of the Aristotelic school"; and his readiness in debate and genius for intrigue, joined to the prestige he already possessed as the friend and successor of the great Church historian of Caesarea, naturally singled him out as the likeliest spokesman and guiding spirit of the Court faction, even before their first great leader, Eusebius of Nicomedia, had passed away.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • Christ’s presence in the Supper; but he warmly combated the Thomist definitions of that presence, resting on a supposed Aristotelic distinction of subject and accident; and he zealously maintained the right of the laity to the cup as well as the bread.

    Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation


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