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Atticus, genus Atticus(noun)
Atticus was an ancient philosopher. All of what is known of him comes from fragments of his book preserved in Eusebius' Preparatio Evangelica., Atticus was vehemently anti-Peripatetic. His work was a polemic, possibly originating from the first holder of the chair in Platonic philosophy at Athens under Marcus Aurelius. It is not clear if the polemic had a philosophical rather than a political motivation. One may justly infer as much from his insistence that Aristotle was an atheist, that he denied the existence of the soul, and that he rejected divine providence. Atticus' position represents yet another version of Platonism, one according to which deviation from the literal word of the master means irredeemable heretical opposition. This version turns up occasionally in contemporary scholarship, as much in the writings of defenders of Aristotle as in writings of defenders of Plato.
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I've always said, if I have kids, I'd want to name one of my kids Atticus, but I have to read it before I make any decisions.
Scout, Atticus Boo : A Celebration of 50 Years of' To Kill a Mockingbird,' i haven't spoken to Harper Lee directly about this. And not many people have, except for Harper Lee agent and lawyer.
Let's remember that Alabama was a state that would have rather closed its public schools than integrate them. This is the climate in which this book appears, and a truly liberated white Southern man wasn't something you'd find in these small towns, or across the state. So, Atticus, in the book, reflects -- sort of -- the time, and reflects the culture of the time.
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