In "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", the author mentions Aristotelian techniques of bootstrapping into new areas of knowledge (Chapter 29, page 356). What does he mean?
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Bootstrapping generally means the evolvement of things without the need of an additional external influence or input by a simple...let's say "algorithm".
An aristotalian deduction (as most philosophy, I think) usually starts by a normal fact analyzing its conditions by "thinking it right", that is following the rules of logic most prominently established (rather: written down) by himself. By this, you get step by step a deeper insight of what it means to be/do this and that.
I think the author called it specifically Aristotelian because he is thought to be the first who did this in such a systematic manner for almost everything that occured in his life.