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 (ăr′ĭ-stŏt′l) 384-322 bc.
Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander the Great, and the author of works on logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural sciences, politics, and poetics, he profoundly influenced Western thought. In his philosophical system, which led him to criticize what he saw as Plato's metaphysical excesses, theory follows empirical observation and logic, based on the syllogism, is the essential method of rational inquiry.

aristotle

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1. a bottle
2. old-fashioned the buttocks or anus
[rhyming slang; in sense 2, shortened from bottle and glass arse]

Aristotle

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(Biography) 384–322 bc, Greek philosopher; pupil of Plato, tutor of Alexander the Great, and founder of the Peripatetic school at Athens; author of works on logic, ethics, politics, poetics, rhetoric, biology, zoology, and metaphysics. His works influenced Muslim philosophy and science and medieval scholastic philosophy

Aristotle

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(Celestial Objects) a prominent crater in the NW quadrant of the moon about 83 kilometres in diameter

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384–322 B.C., Greek philosopher: pupil of Plato; tutor of Alexander the Great.

Ar·is·tot·le

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384-322 b.c. Greek philosopher and scientist who profoundly influenced Western thought. Aristotle wrote about virtually every area of knowledge, including most of the sciences. Throughout his life he made careful observations, collected specimens, and summarized all the existing knowledge of the natural world. He pioneered the study of zoology, developing a classification system for all animals and making extensive taxonomic studies. His systematic approach later evolved into the basic scientific method in the Western world.
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entelechy - (Aristotle) the state of something that is fully realized; actuality as opposed to potentiality
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To totalize everything as intensive material is the same Aristotlean [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and still 'results from a process of reduction through abstraction' (36) no matter how much we think we escape the concept.
Following attention to practice, one can identify many methodological applications of praxis that appear quite different but owe essentially to the Aristotlean distinction of praxis as meaning arising from doing as a social and ethical act.
The green-fingered among you, should look and smell the herbs of the Aristotlean mountain, which are not only protected by a European Treaty but also flavour the delicious local cuisine.
The former is Aristotlean in approach while the latter Pythogrian.
Inheriting a mistrust and critique of hylomorphism from Gilbert Simondon, Deleuze is critical of the traditional Aristotlean idea of the imposition of form (morphe or eidos) on inert matter (hyle).
During the first part of the century, Platonic innatism and Aristotlean empiricism approached the role played by these two concepts in human learning from different perspectives, while the sensualism (or sensism) of Lock and Condillac offered yet another perspective.