Paper Information

Journal:   HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY   SPRING 2012 , Volume 2 , Number 4 (8); Page(s) 53 To 70.
 
Paper: 

A DIALOGUE ON ARISTOTLE'S PHILOSOPHY: A SYMBOL OF THE PERIOD OF TRANSITION

 
 
Author(s):  KALBASI ASHTARI HOSSEIN*
 
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Abstract: 

What is quoted from Aristotle today is usually based on the works he created during the last period of his philosophical life, when he was involved in scientific activities in the Peripatetic school of Lyceum. In other words, they are based on the notes he taught at this school under the categories of physics, metaphysics, ethics, politics, art, etc.
The works of the first and second periods of Aristotle's life either lacked enough attraction for other thinkers or were extremely technical and specialized. Therefore, they seem to have played a minor role in the development of his philosophical system. However, the studies conducted during the recent decades have revealed that his later works not only are far from being secondary and peripheral but also constitute the basis of the main structure of his philosophy and play a key role in the correct understanding and interpretation of his thoughts. For example, his interpretation of Plato's Ideas have commonly been summarized in the form of a critique, however, an analysis of his later works in this regard indicates that in a period of his philosophical life, this theory and all of its consequences had a significant presence but developed a critical aspect during a specific period of time. In this paper, through the study of one of the most important works of this period, Dialogue on Philosophy, the writer has examined some dimensions of Aristotle's ontological interpretation in the second period or the so-called period of transition.

 
Keyword(s): IDEAL NUMBERS, THE MAGI AND ANCIENT WISDOM, UNIVERSAL SOUL, SPHERICAL SOULS ,DIVINITY OF THE UNIVERSE
 
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