ND   JMC : History of Medieval Philosophy / by Maurice De Wulf

433. Conclusion. -- Those Renaissance Aristotelians who attempted to reconstitute Aristotelianism according to the text of Aristotle himself, failed miserably in their endeavours. On the other hand, the Alexandrists and Averroïsts made little scruple of interpreting to suit their own prejudices, the teaching of Alexander of Aphrodisias and Averroes -- themselves untrustworthy interpreters of the Stagirite. Hence we may say of all the non-scholastic Aristotelianism of the Renaissance that in so far as it claims to be a genuine restoration of Peripateticism it is simply belied by the testimony of history.

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