peripateticism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peripateticism (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science "Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Peripateticism The doctrines or philosophical system of the peripatetics. See Peripatetic n., 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peripateticism The philosophical doctrines of Aristotle and his followers. the philosophy of the Peripatetics. See Aristotelianism.
    • n peripateticism [lowercase] The practice of walking to and fro; pedestrianism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Peripateticism the philosophy of Aristotle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. péripatétisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. peripatētikosperi, about, patein, to walk.