Aristotle (was: "wear" and "put on")

Marc Girod girod at
Mon May 30 07:21:45 UTC 2005

>>>>> "AG" == Alexander Gross2 <language at> writes:

AG> Can anyone explain to me why we are still citing Aristotle as an
AG> authority on linguistics, when all the other sciences kicked him
AG> out long ago?

Not all... Genetics and evolution still use the concept of species, in
an Aristotelian (pre-Copernician) way -- Ref: /Ni Dieu ni gène/, by
Kupiec-Sonigo (2000).

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