What does Aristotle mean?

Definitions for Aristotleˈær əˌstɒt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Aristotle(noun)

    one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)


  1. Aristotle(ProperNoun)

    An ancient Greek philosopher (382u2013322 BC), student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.

  2. Aristotle(ProperNoun)

    A male given name.

  3. Origin: From Ἀριστοτέλης.


  1. Aristotle

    Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing ethics, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by Newtonian physics. In the zoological sciences, some of his observations were confirmed to be accurate only in the 19th century. His works contain the earliest known formal study of logic, which was incorporated in the late 19th century into modern formal logic. In metaphysics, Aristotelianism had a profound influence on philosophical and theological thinking in the Islamic and Jewish traditions in the Middle Ages, and it continues to influence Christian theology, especially the scholastic tradition of the Catholic Church. Aristotle was well known among medieval Muslim intellectuals and revered as المعلم الأول – "The First Teacher".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aristotle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aristotle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Shaquille ONeal:

    N.B. This quotation is a paraphrase of a much older quote by Aristotle, which see.

  2. Johnson:

    Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, "I did not give it to the man, but to humanity."

  3. Laertius Diogenes:

    Aristotle was once asked what those who tell lies gain by it. Said he, That when they speak truth they are not believed.

  4. Simeon Strunsky:

    People who want to understand democracy should spend less time in the library with Aristotle and more time on the buses and in the subway.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men although he was twice married, it never occured to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.

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