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A few years later, when an East Indian swami (perhaps Swami Vivekananda) came to America for Chicago's Columbian Exposition, the Peripatetics hired him to lecture on Buddhism.
69) References to the Peripatetics run throughout all of John's works, including the Metalogicon and Entheticus de Dogmate Philosophorum, as well as the Policraticus.
The emergence of Aristotelianism in the 12th century surely marked a step in favour of the accent set by the Peripatetics on the sensual perception of things in their theory of knowledge.
Angel Martinez Casado was the first to situate the movement in what seems to be its most realistic context: radical Aristotelianism, or even Averroist Aristotelianism, directly connected to the twelfth-century translation schools that occupied themselves with Latinizing the Arabic peripatetics.
Dice Hankey: "Those, like Albert and Siger, who identify themselves with the Peripatetics, regard the law as indisputably true.
innumerable men the principal sects were Platonists, Peripatetics, and
All those philosophers who seem to proceed by methodical exposition of basic principles--and most conspicuously of all, those of the Old Academy and the Peripatetics, and also the Stoics--are accustomed to make a division, saying that, of existing things, some are good, some bad, and some in between, which they call indifferent.
In this view, "Gypsies" were not mere peripatetics but "parasites" whose nomadism centered not on livestock herding but on a deep aversion to "honest labor.
Elsewhere, Origen draws a similar threefold parallel, saying that Epicurus denies providence, the Peripatetics deny that providence has a care for us, and the Stoics hold God to be corruptible (Chadwick 1980:178).
The Peripatetics found it intractably difficult to incorporate Aristotle's immaterial intellectual cognition within the ambit of the soul, which is defined as the first actuality of the living body.
Aristotle taught while walking through the Lyceum, and his followers are often called the peripatetics.
Ibn Sina disagrees with the later peripatetics who said that the things which occur by chance are found among the things which occur rarely, and that the things which occur as often as not, like walking and not walking, eating and not eating, result from the thing's principles, that is, from someone's choice and decision to perform that action or not, and this cannot be called by chance.