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Strato (d. c.269 BC)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A113-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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The third head of Aristotle’s school, from c.287 to c.269 bc, Strato has been regarded as substituting materialism for Aristotelian metaphysics, mechanism for teleology, atheism for theology and empiricism for intuition; and he has been blamed for the decline of Aristotle’s school, or (less often) praised for his adoption of a more scientific outlook, especially in psychology. However, on some issues at least it may be more a matter of a selective emphasis of certain parts of Aristotle’s teachings than of conscious and deliberate anti-Aristotelianism. None of Strato’s writings survives.

Citing this article:
Sharples, R.W.. Strato (d. c.269 BC), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A113-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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