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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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Noun1.Aristotle - one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophersAristotle - one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)
entelechy - (Aristotle) the state of something that is fully realized; actuality as opposed to potentiality
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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.
He challenges Aristotlean dogma and its modern adherents by positing and illustrating the dialectical nature of dramaturgy and aims to elevate the screenplay as a vehicle for artistic vision similar to stage plays, novels, and poetry.
Other public-oriented approaches that have been popular in the twentieth century include Roscoe Pound's sociological jurisprudence, accounts that focus on tort law's role as a means to achieve distributive justice in the Aristotlean sense, (36) or equality more generally, (37) those who see it as a tool to restrain abuses by the rich and powerful (such as large corporations) (38) and more recent scholarship that focuses on tort law's role in distributing risk and responsibility across society in a more equitable way.