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The title ‘Peripatetics’ designates followers of the philosophical tradition founded by Aristotle: at first those who continued his inquiries, and in the Roman period those who interpreted and commented on his writings. The distinctive Peripatetic tradition was eventually absorbed into Neoplatonism. The adjective ‘Peripatetic’ is often used as an equivalent of ‘Aristotelian’. Peripatetic doctrines were marked by a rejection of the extreme views characteristic of Stoicism.
Sharples, R.W.. Peripatetics, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A080-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/peripatetics/v-1.
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