why it was I who told Aristotle
that by sneezing, men expelled superfluous ideas through the proboscis.
Plato and Aristotle
both accept the view of moral education implied in this answer.
I will not now consider how much this makes the charm of algebra and the mathematics, which also have their tropes, but it is felt in every definition; as when Aristotle
defines space to be an immovable vessel in which things are contained; --or when Plato defines a line to be a flowing point; or figure to be a bound of solid; and many the like.
I have insisted to him on what Aristotle
has stated with admirable brevity, that for the achievement of any work regarded as an end there must be a prior exercise of many energies or acquired facilities of a secondary order, demanding patience.
, who, while expounding it, moved from place to place in
Yet the thought of Aristotle
ruled Europe for twelve centuries," Dr.
Philosophers like Plato, Aristotle
, Descartes, Kant?
The whole sphere of knowledge had been subjected to the mere authority of the Bible and of a few great minds of the past, such as Aristotle
But he does not bind up truth in logical formulae,-- logic is still veiled in metaphysics; and the science which he imagines to "contemplate all truth and all existence" is very unlike the doctrine of the syllogism which Aristotle
claims to have discovered.
said of his works, "They are published and not published.
The description of a domestic government founded upon rules directly contrary to those of Aristotle
He thought religion was a very excellent thing, and Aristotle
a great authority, and deaneries and prebends useful institutions, and Great Britain the providential bulwark of Protestantism, and faith in the unseen a great support to afflicted minds; he believed in all these things, as a Swiss hotel-keeper believes in the beauty of the scenery around him, and in the pleasure it gives to artistic visitors.