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First published Thu Sep 25, 2008 Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.) numbers among the greatest philosophers of all time. Judged solely in terms of his philosophical influence, only Plato is his peer: Aristotle's works shaped centuries of philosophy from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance, and even today continue to be studied with keen, non-antiquarian interest.
Aristotelianism ( pron.: / ˌ ær ɨ s t ə ˈ t iː l i ə n ɨ z əm / ARR -i-stə- TEE -li-ə-niz-əm ) is a tradition of philosophy that takes its defining inspiration from the work of Aristotle . The works of Aristotle were initially defended by the members of the Peripatetic school , and, later on, by the Neoplatonists , who produced many commentaries on Aristotle's writings .
First published Sat Mar 20, 2004; substantive revision Tue Aug 16, 2011
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