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The term “Aristotelianism” (also “Peripateticism,” from “Peripatetics,” the name given to the school of Aristotle) denotes the philosophy of Aristotle as well as the way it was preserved and its historical influence. The distance between Aristotle's own teaching and later interpretation is especially great, both because of the problematic transmission of Aristotelian texts and because of the nature of the Aristotelian approach to philosophy, which Aristotle called “aporetical” or “diaporetical”…

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Aubenque, Pierre, “Aristotelianism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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