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Aristotle, Reception of
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I. General

External circumstances hindered the reception of Aristotelian thought after the death of Aristotle. For the Greek situation, the most suitable site for reception and further consideration would have been the Aristotelian school, the so-called Lyceum or Peripatos. With the exception of Aristotle's immediate successor, Theophrastus, however, this school was not up to the task. The difficulty lay in the complexity and multiplicity of the didactic materials the school i…

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Aubenque, Pierre and Endreß, Gerhard, “Aristotle, Reception of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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