Aristotle and Aristotelianism - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

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The root of Aristotle's thought lies in his response to the central puzzle of ancient Greek philosophy. For something to come to be, it must come either from what it is or from what it is not. But it cannot come from what it is, for what already exists cannot come to be; nor can it come from what it is not, because there would not be anything for it to come to be from. Aristotle offered a commonsense solution to this conundrum: A kettle comes to be from and remains what it is, iron; but at the same time it comes to be from what it is not, not yet a kettle.

Aristotle, 384322 B.C.E. This Greek philosopher and scientist organized all knowledge of his time into a coherent whole which served as the basis for much of the science and philosophy of Hellenistic and Roman times and even affected medieval s Aristotle, 384–322 B.C.E. This Greek philosopher and scientist organized all knowledge of his time into a coherent whole which served as the basis for much of the science and philosophy...

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