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Topic - Aristotle
We know Aristotle both from museums that display him in those monumental curly-haired busts, and from textbooks that present him as the Greek polymath, whose ideas shaped our world. Now, in Annabel Lyon's masterful historical novel, "The Sweet Girl," we see him also as parent to a strong-willed girl. It is she who drives the story.
Many people worry about global warming today. They fear the polar ice caps will melt, raising sea levels and creating environmental chaos. Such concerns are not new. The historical record tells us of many warming episodes — and subsequent cooling periods — that have bedeviled humans for thousands of years.
As the Greek wise man Aristotle said, "No government, no matter how good it is, can make its citizens morally virtuous."
But St. Thomas, whose intellectual brilliance was well known, encouraged a moderate position, persuading the authorities that while Aristotle had good things to say, he was also sometimes wrong.