In morals he was a profest Platonist, and in religion he inclined to be an Aristotelian
The extent to which Aristotle or the Aristotelian
school were indebted to him in the Politics has been little recognized, and the recognition is the more necessary because it is not made by Aristotle himself.
His teaching, as is well known, places the Aristotelian
man of spirit, above all others in the natural divisions of man.
He had read somewhere that every man was born a Platonist, an Aristotelian
, a Stoic, or an Epicurean; and the history of George Henry Lewes (besides telling you that philosophy was all moonshine) was there to show that the thought of each philospher was inseparably connected with the man he was.
It is due also to the misunderstanding of him by the Aristotelian school; and the erroneous notion has been further narrowed and has become fixed by the realism of the schoolmen.
As he proceeds he makes for himself new modes of expression more akin to the Aristotelian logic.
1919, also the symposium, "Are Physical, Biological and Psychological Categories Irreducible?" in "Life and Finite Individuality," edited for the Aristotelian
Society, with an Introduction.
The former was indeed not a Platonist, nor strictly speaking an Aristotelian
- nor did he, like the modern Leibnitz, waste those precious hours which might be employed in the invention of a fricasée or, facili gradu, the analysis of a sensation, in frivolous attempts at reconciling the obstinate oils and waters of ethical discussion.
In order to understand the context in which the two Byzantine commentaries on Aristotle's Rhetoric were written, and their interpretation of the main issues raised in the Aristotelian
treatise, says Vogiatzi, it is necessary to examine two sorts of sources.
Psychology of Tragic Mimesis, JOSE M.
Rather than merely illustrating already-existing philosophical concepts, visual images generated new knowledge for both Aristotelian
thinkers and anti-Aristotelians, such as Descartes and Hobbes.
The "A"-type statements (Standard English) all implicitly or explicitly assume the medieval view that has been called "Aristotelian
essentialism" or "naive realism." In other words, they assume a world made up of block-like entities with indwelling "essences" or spooks--"ghosts in the machine." The "B"-type statements (E-Prime) recast these sentences into a form isomorphic to modern science by first abolishing the "is" of Aristotelian
essence and then reformulating each observation in terms of signals received and interpreted by a body (or instrument) moving in space-time.