His willingness to engage with the idea of rights might suggest a willingness to look to other frameworks--notably, Aristotlean
ideas of commutative justice, Kantian notions of right and other similar ideas drawn from the Western tradition of moral philosophy.
Physic and metaphysic are distinguished by Bacon's making use of the Aristotlean
doctrine of the four causes.
The final skull-crusher came in the shape of a Times Up Ed piece, "Wondering How The Capeman Fell to Earth," in which journalist Verlyn Klinkenborg mused on Aristotlean
theories of drama and hypothesized that the reason the show failed so miserably was that everyone involved in its making "had been shackled to a beast whose destiny they could no longer control.
Iroquois similarity to Aristotlean
theory is finally reflected in the ability of the Confederation Council to trump cultural rituals.
Sawday here seems to assume a transhistorical view of human reproduction and a male fear of the reproductive female body that ignores the still dominant Aristotlean
and Galenic theories of human generation that denied any generative power to the female reproductive organs.
It is worth remembering, however, that the Athenian polls, the memory of which burns brightly in MacIntyre's critique of modernity and his resurrection of Aristotlean
virtue, was not always a happy, embracing moral community that easily tolerated the questioning critic or the claims of its moral competitors, as Socrates and the Melians quickly found out and at great price.