[ar-uh-stuh-teel-yuh n, -tee-lee-uh n, uh-ris-tuh-]
- of, pertaining to, based on, or derived from Aristotle or his theories.
- a follower of Aristotle.
Origin of Aristotelian
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Examples from the Web for aristotelian
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
Nor is the use of the Aristotelian logic any longer natural to us.Euthydemus
The rediscovery of the Aristotelian biology is a modern thing.
But, above all, the Aristotelian biological works were fertilizers of the mind.
He regards the subject largely from an Aristotelian point of view.The Basis of Early Christian Theism
Lawrence Thomas Cole
And here his method of proving the existence of matter is Aristotelian and new.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
- 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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Word Origin and History for aristotelian
also Aristotelean, c.1600, of or pertaining to the person or teachings of Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.).
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