Aristotle is Dead, but his Ideas are Alive: On Private Property and Moneymaking – Part I

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Aristotle, part of a wall painting, circa 1883.

Aristotle is Dead, but his Ideas are Alive: On Private Property and Moneymaking – Part I

Aristotle died. But then he returned from the grave, in a manner of speaking.

The ancient Greek philosopher and scientist’s ideas remained mostly dead until the middle ages. His ideas were not pulled from some clay jar written in Greek, but they were rather found stored in the Islamic libraries written in Arabic, and once they were translated into Latin with the help of Jewish and Muslim scholars, an old world was reborn, giving new life to western society.

Statue of a young Aristotle (Rama/CC BY 2.0 fr)


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