While the goal is the discovery of archetypes, those Aristotelean
megalopsychia (97), other themes emerge in the chapters and across chapters.
The notion of information as extant "without reference to a person" that characterizes these definitions increasingly comes to characterize education; not as paideia or formation of character (in the Aristotelean
sense) but, rather, the transmission of data.
That process entails invoking the classic Aristotelean
distinction between the 'essential' aspects of an object that we believe constitute its 'true' identity and those we conventionally consider merely 'accidental'" (p.
euzen) that allows maximized individual freedom is
Wallace's approach is a process of elimination of an ever-increasing sample set through an Aristotelean
(7) As in our Aristotelean
example, the myth's importance lies not in its inherent provability but rather in its acceptance.
Unlike conservative expectations of soothing arts, these "difficult" works are steered with a "negative aesthetic aim," akin to those of classical tragedies, to engender perturbing spectacles, not to induce Aristotelean
catharsis but to "evok[e] fear, terror, disgust, and other associated emotions" (Freeland 2000, 5).
He has also gained a degree in Music Studies from the Aristotelean
University of Salonika.
Although the functional obscurity in Walden and elsewhere is decidedly non-Aristotelean, Otterberg judges that Thoreau "can be characterized as a reader and environmental writer of Aristotelean
bent," notably "In his abiding emphasis on consistency and probability and in his search for law rather than stochastic variation in literature as in nature" (234).
For the autistic child, co-operation, social skills and these are what make collaborative writing, like most other forms of collaboration, actually work--are often painfully acquired, and only then through deliberate teaching, repetition and reward--a combination of Aristotelean
habituation and Behaviorist reinforcement.
According to Article 2(2) of the European Council Directive 2000/78/ec, direct discrimination occurs when "one person is treated less favourably than another has been or would be treated in a comparable situation." Here, the idea of equality centres on "the Aristotelean
notion that likes should be treated alike." (10) Direct discrimination is evident in, for example, age-based criteria for migrants in "skilled worker" categories in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
"Mortal Imitations of Divine Life" is an extraordinary and welcome addition to academic library Philosophy collections in general, and Aristotelean
Studies supplemental reading lists in particular.