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  Peripatetics - LoveToKnow 1911
In his doctrine of virtue the distinctive Peripatetic position regarding the importance of external goods was defended by him with emphasis against the assaults of the Stoics.
Among the Peripatetics of the first generation who had been personal disciples of Aristotle, the other chief names are those of Aristoxenus of Tarentum and Dicaearchus of Messene.
The most interesting Peripatetic work of the period is the treatise De mundo, which is a good example within the Peripatetic school of the eclectic tendency which was then in the air.
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 Encyclopedia topic: Peripatetic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Peripatetics were a school of philosophy in ancient Greece (additional info and facts about ancient Greece).
Aristotle founded the Peripatetic school in 335 BC when he first opened his philosophical school at the Lyceum (A public hall for lectures and concerts) in Athens (The capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)).
The most prominent member of the Peripatetic school after Aristotle was Strato of Lampsacus (additional info and facts about Strato of Lampsacus), who increased the naturalistic elements of Aristotle's philosophy and embraced a form of atheism (The doctrine or belief that there is no God).
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 Dictionary.com/Word of the Day Archive/peripatetic
Nevertheless, the attachment which in later life he developed towards Charleston suggests that his peripatetic childhood had left unsatisfied his need for a permanent home.
I was born in Italy, my sister on the west coast of Canada, because my father was pursuing a peripatetic career as an artist.
Peripatetic derives from Greek peripatetikos, from peripatein, "to walk about," from peri-, "around, about" + patein, "to walk."
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 PERIPATETICS - LoveToKnow Article on PERIPATETICS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In his doctrine of virtue the distinctive Peripatetic position regarding the importance of external goods was defended by him with emphasis against the assaults of the Stoics.
Meanwhile the Peripatetic school may be said to have taken a new departure and a new lease of life.
The most interesting Peripatetic work of the period is the treatise De mundo, which is a good example within the Peripatetic school of the eclectic tendency which was then in the air.
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 Encyclopedia: Peripatetic axiom
The Peripatetic axiom is: "Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses." (Latin: "Nihil est in intellectu quod non prius in sensu") The quote was first penned by Aquinas, but the principle was held by the Peripatetic school of Greek philosophy, established by Aristotle, and forms the basis of Empiricism.
Imbued with ideas that were still intensely Peripatetic, it introduced the consideration of a certain impeto or momento, proportional to the velocity of the moving body and not unlike the impetus of the Parisians.
In Peripatetic physics the possibility of an empty space was a logical contradiction; but, after the condemnation pronounced at Paris in 1277 by Tempier, the existence of a vacuum ceased to be considered absurd.
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 PYNCHON THROWS DOWN THE GAUNTLET / Peripatetic text won't be for everyone, but has rewards for those who brave its ...
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Peripatetic text won't be for everyone, but has rewards for those who brave its wildernesses
Thomas Pynchon's new behemoth of a book, "Against the Day," is likely to have readers responding in one of two ways; either they will think it is one of the greatest novels ever written, or they will see it as a vainglorious head trip from an author notorious for being difficult to read.
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 Role of the Peripatetic Teacher of the Deaf
Those Teachers of the Deaf who are employed as peripatetic teachers fulfil many roles, To be effective such teachers need to be trained, experienced and have adequate time to carry out their duties, The peripatetic teacher must be a teacher, adviser, counsellor, diplomat, learner, technician and manager.
Peripatetic Teachers of the Deaf need to have a variety of teaching strategies at their disposal to meet the needs of hearing-impaired children effectively.
Peripatetic Teachers of the Deaf, because of the training they have received, are able to explain social misunderstandings to hearing-impaired children.
www.batod.org.uk /index.php?id=/articles/teaching/peripatetic.htm   (2264 words)

 History of Philosophy 12
After Aristotle's death he ruled the Peripatetic school as scholarch for about thirty-five years.
Aritoxenus of Tarentum, known as the Musician, introduced into the Peripatetic philosophy many of the ideas of the Pythagoreans, attaching especial importance to the notion of harmony.
Like his predecessor, he devoted his attention to the study of nature, manifesting, however, a tendency to discard from natural philosophy the teleological concept and the idea of the incorporeal.
www.nd.edu /Departments/Maritain/etext/hop12.htm   (695 words)

 Search Results for peripatetic - Encyclopædia Britannica
Greek philosopher, a native of Phaselis in Lycia and a successor to Ariston of Ceos as head of the Peripatetic school of philosophy (followers of Aristotle).
Greek Peripatetic philosopher of Messina in Sicily, a pupil of Aristotle and a scholar of wide learning who influenced such people as Cicero and Plutarch.
Greek philosopher and successor of Theophrastus as head of the Peripatetic school of philosophy (based on the teachings of Aristotle).
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He may, as Gellius says, have conducted a school of rhetoric during his former residence in the city; but now, following the example of Plato, he gave regular instruction in philosophy choosing for that purpose a gymnasium dedicated to Apollo Lyceios, from which his school has come to be known as the Lyceum.
It was also called the Peripatetic School because it was the master's custom to discuss problems of philosophy with his pupils while walking up and down (peripateo) the shaded walks (peripatoi) around the gymnasium.
This consideration, it is obvious, leads the student of Aristotle to attach very different values to different parts of the text; no one, for example, would think of attaching to a citation from the First Book of the "Metaphysics" the same value as to a quotation from the Second Book.
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 The Peripatetic School (from Aristotle) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
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Whereas the school of Archytas apparently sank into inactivity after the death of its founder (probably after 350 BC), the Academics of the next generation continued “Pythagorizing” Platonic doctrines, such as that of the supreme One, the indefinite dyad (a metaphysical principle), and the tripartite soul.
At the same time, various Peripatetics of the school of Aristotle,...
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 Attic Nights: The Stoic and the Peripatetic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Discussions held by a Stoic philosopher and in opposition by a Peripatetic, with Favorinus as arbiter; and the question at issue was, how far virtue availed in determining a happy life and to what extent happiness was dependent on what are called external circumstances.
There were two friends of Favorinus, philosophers of no little note in the city of Rome; one of them was a follower of the Peripatetic school, the other of the Stoic.
Then Favorinus, turning to the Peripatetic, said: "This clever turn which you have used about the congius of wine is indeed set forth in the books; but, as you know, it ought to be regarded rather as a neat catch than as an honest or plausible argument.
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 Salisbury Post | LOCAL NEWS | Peripatetic Reviewers: Group reaches whole community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Peripatetic means, "walking around," in Greek, and as Anne Crawford puts it, "running around might have been more like it in those days."
Later, the Peripatetic Reviewers launched a fund-raiser, "Campaign: Authors of Excellence," to augment the symposium endowment, providing additional funds to pay the authors' fees.
"Peripatetic doesn't just talk a good game," she says, "they put their shoulder to the wheel and make it happen.
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 Peripatetics on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Theophrastus, friend of Aristotle and cofounder with him of the Peripatetic school of philosophy, succeeded him as its head (323 BC) and did much to bring it into favor.
Later Peripatetics were largely occupied in preparing paraphrases, commentaries, and interpretations of the teachings of Aristotle.
Mighty Mouth: Peripatetic point guard Sam Cassell has found a home in Minnesota, where his chatter and talent are appreciated.(Basketball)(Minnesota Timberwolves basketball player)(Profile)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Peripate.asp   (440 words)

 Theosophy article: "Logic Versus Peripatetic" by Blavatsky
When one presumes to sign himself a "Peripatetic," he ought to honour his classical pseudonyme by at least borrowing some logic for the occasion if he has none himself to spare.
And were "Peripatetic" to stop his philosophical disquisitions with the just remark.
But what are we to think of a philosopher, an alleged Peripatetic, who after exercising his acute reasoning upon the "folly" of the superstitious beliefs of the spiritualists and the occultists, winds up his arguments with the most unexpected rhetorical sommersault ever made.
www.blavatsky.net /blavatsky/arts/LogicVersusPeripatetic.htm   (1327 words)

 John Thelwall's 'The Peripatetic' - edited by Judith Thompson
The Peripatetic, first published in 1793, is a three-volume excursion through multiple genres, with debates about the rights of men and women, the politics of class and race, patriotism and nationhood, and the conflicts of modern culture.
In addition to the complete text of The Peripatetic, Thompson includes a detailed biographical and textual introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographic notes, an index, and maps, all of which help make this important work accessible to modern readers.
"John Thelwall's The Peripatetic is a neglected masterpiece by the most prominent and controversial English Jacobin of the 1790s.
wsupress.wayne.edu /literature/literature/thelwallp.htm   (216 words)

 rantz - Rantzalot (Sir) - First and Last Warning - Peripatetic Human Rantingz
Peripatetic Human Rantingz: 23 sharp jabs via the fingers of the Iconic Panjandrum Extraordinaire.
About this time last year I was sitting on a bus going from Canberra, where I was visiting, to Sydney, where I was living at the time.
Bats and pigs are chomping down on mangoes at Mataranka in the Northern Territory, while the rest of the country suffers a poor season that has seen fruit prices soar to $35 a tray.
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 Aristotle (384-322 BCE.): General Introduction [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
It was in connection with this that his followers became known in later years as the peripatetics, meaning "to walk about." For the next thirteen years he devoted his energies to his teaching and composing his philosophical treatises.
He is said to have given two kinds of lectures: the more detailed discussions in the morning for an inner circle of advanced students, and the popular discourses in the evening for the general body of lovers of knowledge.
To escape prosecution he fled to Chalcis in Euboea so that (Aristotle says) "The Athenians might not have another opportunity of sinning against philosophy as they had already done in the person of Socrates." In the first year of his residence at Chalcis he complained of a stomach illness and died in 322 BCE.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/a/aristotl.htm   (7037 words)

 Hellenistic Astrology [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Scholars have claimed Ptolemy's main philosophical influences to be either Peripatetic, Middle Stoic (Posidonius), Middle Platonist (Albinus) or Skeptic (sharing a possible connection with Sextus Empiricus).
However, Ptolemy argues for the fallibility of prediction, and cannot be considered a strict astral determinist for this reason, though he believed that astrology as a tool of knowledge could be made more accurate with improved techniques, closing the gap of fallibility.
The idea that stars are causes is not original with Ptolemy, being an acceptable idea to Peripatetic thinkers cued by Aristotle's eternal circular motions of the heavens as the cause of perpetual generation (On Generation and Corruption (336b15 ff).
www.iep.utm.edu /a/astr-hel.htm   (19004 words)

 The Fishbowl: Peripatetic
After the world's cutest fish went to bed, I hung around at home for half an hour or so, then I went down the road to get a pie and chips for dinner.
Dinner over, I stood outside "Shakespeare's Pies" (heartily recommended), and decided that I was going to satisfy my peripatetic urge from earlier in the day, and go for a walk.
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 Customary Strangers — www.greenwood.com
This lack of interest derives perhaps from the ambiguous integration of peripatetics into these networks as well as the often negatively charged constructs -"Gypsies," "outsiders," or "marginal others"--imposed on peripatetics by dominant cultures.
As "peddlers of the strange" to borrow a phrase from Clifford Geertz, peripatetics are situated at the fringes of their host societies and many students of the social ecological and behavioral sciences still continue to overlook the roles of peripatetic peoples.
All told, the essays provoke vital reassessments of the anthropological focus on the role and status of "cultural brokers" and go-betweens in political, economic, and social interactions.
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 Definition of peripatetic - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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 Halfbakery: Peripatetic Food Court Tables
Can it unfold the table as soon as it starts to follow so that you don't have to carry the tray?
First I had to go look up "peripatetic." Then I had to come back here and bun this thing.
I especially like the potential dodge'em cars aspect of this idea during a busy weekend lunch rush.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Peripatetic_20Food_20Court_20Tables   (366 words)

 peripatetic. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot.
Peripatetic Of or relating to the philosophy or teaching methods of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking about in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
Peripatetic A follower of the philosophy of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
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 Peripatetic Coffin
The CSS H L Hunley nicknamed "Peripatetic Coffin"
Lookouts aboard the Union sloop Housatonic stared in confusion at a dark object approaching the ship in Charleston Harbor on the night of February 17, 1864.
The Union soldiers had no way of knowing that a Confederate submarine, ominously nicknamed the 'Peripatetic Coffin,' was bearing down on them.
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 Open Directory - Society: Philosophy: History of Philosophy: Ancient: Peripateticism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Columbia Encyclopedia: Peripatetics - Concise paragraph on these ancient Aristotelians.
The Peripatetic School - A chapter from William Turner's History of Philosophy, listing the prominent members of this school of classical thought, and their achievements.
Peripatetics - Brief article describing this school, from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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