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 more I study Aristotle," he wrote, "the less necessity do I discover for any other philosophy than modernized and Christianized Peripateticism. Aristotle is still, as in the thirteenth century, 'il maestro di che chi sanno.'" (27) Holmes's reading of Aristotle profoundly shaped his view of the slavery question.