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The Disaster of Aristotle

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The Disaster of Aristotle

Aristotle revered Plato, but his was a more ‘this-worldly’ temperament. He was an empirical scientist down to the core. There could be nothing in the intellect, he asserted absolutely, that did not get there via the senses. He quickly abandoned Plato’s premise of distinct levels of existence: for Aristotle, there was no purely intelligible realm…
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