peripateticism


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peripateticism

(ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪsɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) philosophy the philosophical system of the Peripatetics; Aristotelianism
2. jocular the activity of moving about from place to place (usually on foot); the act of being peripatetic

Peripateticism

1. the philosophy of Aristotle, who taught while walking.
2. the followers of Aristotle and his school of philosophy. — Peripatetic, n., adj.
See also: Philosophy
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Noun1.peripateticism - (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural scienceperipateticism - (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science; "Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought"
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
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1164) remarkable Kitab al-Muctabar, (32) which criticized Aristotelian physics and metaphysics just as al-Ghazan" had previously done in his celebrated Tahafut al-Falasifa, and which prefigured much of the Fakhrurazian wide-ranging polemics against peripateticism in general.
Perhaps they might espouse something like a sacred peripateticism, what Michel de Certeau terms the search for a "way not to come back," a radically altered approach to space in which perpetual locational change and the going beyond set places become a new manner of sanctifying space.
The wife gives up her pursuit when Gray's peripateticism (which, it turns out, has its basis not in space-alien whimsy but in a brain tumor) leads him out of New York City and, after a detour through his old college town, down to Central America.