36) This view is by Aristotle well illustrated in his analysis of a body's motion in the void; the Stagirite
aims to demonstrate the inadmissibility of the void because the velocities in the plenum are commensurable in the proportion of their media, that is to say [v.
On the other hand, the notion of Aristotelianism implicit in the new forms of treating natural and human phenomena and the association of the Stagirite
with Arabian and Jewish translators, would cause suspicions in the masters themselves--the very same exponents, to a greater or lesser extent, of Scholasticism.
Actually Popper looks at him critically because he believes that the Stagirite
is representative of the ancient--"Platonic" as for Popper--attitude against freedom.
One should bear in mind that Aristotle was handed down to European thinkers by Averroes with his most penetrating commentaries on the Stagirite
The "conservatives" claimed Aristotle's authority for their opinion, but in fact it was based on a passage from Avicenna that from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries was erroneously attributed to the Stagirite
In his natural philosophy, Ibn Sina follows to a large extent Aristotle, as far as such basic theses such as hylomorphism and potentiality and actuality are concerned, although his metaphysics is different from that of the Stagirite
as far as the meaning of being and the basic ontological question of necessity and contingency is concerned.
Rather, they drew on the Stagirite
selectively and read him through the lenses of these other authoritative traditions.
himself carefully avoided pronouncing words such as irrational and ineffable in the strictly mathematical context.
taught that imagination had to be distinguished from sensation, although the former was dependent on the latter and constituted the basis on which thought became possible.
Such an attempt in the eyes of the Stagirite
was rightly punished as an instance of anti-social behaviour.
7, (7) where the Stagirite
indicates that esse may be understood (1) as that which corresponds to the different predicaments or categories, or (2) as signifying that which is true and non-esse as signifying that which is false, or (3) it, along with "that which is" can signify either potency or act.
If the Stagirite
was correct, then by nature we cannot but seek the common good.
What the authors have done is effectively convert the polarities of Aristotle's argument: the Stagirite
loosens the analogy between natural 'rule' and political command, whereas the authors seek to strengthen it.
Another seminal and erudite argument for the mixture of the tragic and the comic was launched by the humanist Francisco Fernandez de Cordoba (Didascalia multiplex, 1615), who based his argument on the lack of "pure" tragedies and comedies in antiquity itself: if the ancient dramatists didn't live up to the prescriptions of the Stagirite
, how could detractors demand that Lope de Vega and his followers should do so?
Nevertheless, this is not an obstacle to recognizing at the outset that Aquinas goes beyond the Stagirite
in the central aspect of all metaphysics, namely the question of being.