The theory put forward refers in an eclectic vein to atomism, criticizes Aristotelians and Copernicans, but also touches on Galileo, Paracelsus, William Gilbert, Telesio, and Arabic astronomy.
The modern Aristotelian , less inclined to discount inferiors and outsiders than Aristotle himself, can fight back.
While presenting himself as an advocate of traditional learning, Kircher, like many of his fellow Jesuits, was hardly a strict Aristotelian .
All changes in the visible objects of the world of appearance are brought about by relocations of these atoms: in Aristotelian terms, the atomists reduce all change to change of place.
The desire for knowledge, which Aristotle thought to be part of every man's nature and which was the dominant aspect of his own personality, informs and unifies the tripartite structure of Aristotelian philosophy.
Renaissance Aristotelians offered a qualitative explanation of the way Nature behaved in general.
Whether such facts were or were not recognized by Aristotelian philosophers was a matter of no interest to him.
Moreover, even in the Aristotelian ontology, not everything that was attributed to a subject had to be an accident.
After the Scholastic period the term ‘intentionality’ fell into a certain disrepute, as did many terms arising from Aristotelian philosophy.
Again in line with the Aristotelians , al-Sijzi only recognizes that conception which is ‘essential’ and revealed by way of a rational intuition or expressed in a definition.