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Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, famous for his prolific writings on a vast array of subjects, including logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, politics, and even the natural sciences. He is widely considered a "founding figure" in Western philosophy.

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kind of 'shapely' argumentation, particularly where (else) Aristotle makes the most references to Euclidean geometry. …
asked Dec 18 '11 by magnetar
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wrote books on rhetoric and philosophy. And he is well-known for having said that he preferred Aristotle to the Qur'an. Unfortunately, I have not been able to track down the passage where he says that … . I'd like to know why, ie what aspect of Aristotle was particularly salient for him, and how he justified philosophically his unusual preference. …
asked Dec 18 '11 by magnetar
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I have read most of Aesop's fables. (I liked some of them, though for more of the same with twice the punch, I prefer Sa'di's Gulistan.) I have read the Poetics from cover to cover, but I don't remem …
asked Dec 18 '11 by magnetar
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Is it accurate to characterize Aristotle's Poetics as the first work of literary criticism, or does something earlier than this survive—fragmented or otherwise? Poetics goes through what a work of li …
asked Dec 9 '11 by magnetar