Abi Talib (600-61); and Aristotle and Aristotelianism
Kesler describes Jaffa as a medieval, and notes that his first book was Tbomism and Aristotelianism
, though Jaffa later came to modify his original interpretation of Thomas Aquinas.
MacIntyre identifies such a perspective with his own Thomistic-Aristotelianism, and it is against Williams's own objections to Aristotelianism
that MacIntyre sketches his alternative in the book's fourth chapter.
It is fitting that the first chapter is Reisman's study of Avicenna's context, drawing upon the biography of al-Juzjani and Avicenna's so-called autobiography to present his life situation within the developing Aristotelianism
of his time and the culture of patronage and learning in the Islamic East.
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.
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.
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.