Mark Moes lays out some of the main lines of the interpretation of Aristotle's notions of phronesis, friendship, and community in the Thomistic Aristotelianism
of Alasdair MacIntyre.
Implicit in such arguments, however, is the assumption that the traditional Aristotelianism
of arts education was visually meagre.
The same chapter argues that at approximately the same historical point Cicero, in the character of Piso in Definibus, articulated an account of Peripatetic ethics that was far more faithful to fourth-century Aristotelianism
His main contention is that Pontano rewrites Aristotelian moral and political thought in a humanist key, and that his thought, centered on the notion of virtue, is far from being a strained Aristotelianism
In a third pairing of essays, Gianni Paganini underlines the radicalism of the text's Aristotelianism
, employed to atheist ends, while Marcelino Rodriguez Donis studies the text's reliance on animal intelligence and natural reason to demonstrate that the gods do not exist, that the soul is mortal, and that the powerful have always manipulated religious beliefs to suit their own purposes.
This project will not only contribute to the research on vernacular Aristotelianism
funded by an ERC Starting Grant 2013 (ARISTOTLE 335949) and led by Marco Sgarbi but also fill the gap in international studies with a complete analysis of the subject.
It's not a full history of the efforts to understand nature that were made in the centuries before Copernicus shattered Aristotelianism
, but a succinct and authoritative summary of the key steps in the path to modern methods and knowledge.
Therefore, Jaffa concluded in his resulting book, Ehomism and Aristotelianism
(1952), that Aquinas's purpose in writing the commentary was to lure readers into thinking Aristotle's ethical philosophy more compatible with Christian theology than it really was--to make Aristotle safe for Christianity.
Certainly, those who pick up The Story of Islamic Philosophy might expect a conventional history of the philosophical endeavour in the world of Islam, starting with the translation movement and the appropriation of Aristotelianism
and ending with the 'eclipse' of 'rational discourse' in medieval mysticism and obscurantism.
Next up is "Aristotle Versus Religion," by Andrew Bernstein, which offers a concise history of the relationships and conflicts between Aristotelianism
and the three major monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
1) The traditional approach to this issue has been to define Aristotelianism
in terms of the circulation of and access to Aristotle's main texts (in particular, the Nicomachean Ethics and the Politics) commencing in the middle of the thirteenth century.
While Sullivan suggests a certain variability as "each romance episode generates distinctive horizontal and vertical models to suit its own purposes" (11), Spenser, Sidney, and Shakespeare write under the "ascendancy" of Aristotelianism