Aristotle and the Christian Church: An Essay

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Identify those values found in Western political thought which have helped to define various notions of useful and responsible citizenship. 6. He began, echoing Parmenides, with a principle that he thought could not coherently be denied: I think, therefore I am (often given in his original Latin: Cogito ergo sum). Bloch, Ernst, Avicenne et la gauche aristotélicienne, transl. by Claude Maillard. For example, science has attained definite and tested knowledge of many matters and has thus resolved disagreement about those matters.

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