[ ar-uh-stuh-teel-yuhn, -tee-lee-uhn, uh-ris-tuh- ]
/ ˌær ə stəˈtil yən, -ˈti li ən, əˌrɪs tə- /
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of, pertaining to, based on, or derived from Aristotle or his theories.
a follower of Aristotle.
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How to use Aristotelian in a sentence
Or, says McDonald, Jefferson may have been expressing an “Aristotelian idea.”What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Fatal Dowry is not an Aristotelian tragedy with a definite beginning, middle, and endit is rather a cross-section of life.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
But these (Aristotelian) philosophers do not, in their division, regard the (Platonic) intelligible entities.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
But Aquinas, with his Aristotelian method of syllogism and definitions, could not go beyond Augustine.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
Probably the people who originated the tale were not Platonists, any more than Pandarus was all Aristotelian.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
He was more a Platonist in his spirit than an Aristotelian, although he was indebted to Aristotle for his method.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for Aristotelian
/ (ˌærɪstəˈtiːlɪən) /
of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
(of a philosophical position) derived from that of Aristotle, or incorporating such of his major doctrines as the distinctions between matter and form, and substance and accident, or the primacy of individuals over universals
a follower of Aristotle
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