Aristotle’s Metaphysics as Mysticism


  • John A. J Dudley, PhD Katholieke Universiteit Leuven



Aristotle, Mysticism, Metaphysics, Philosophy, English


In this paper I shall argue that there are two reasons for thinking that the current widespread understanding of Aristotle's metaphysical thought is in need of revision. In part one, I shall attempt to show that Aristotle's metaphysics belong to a mystical tradition in ancient philosophy both in regard to its principles and its method; and in part two, I shall make use of Aristotle's own principles in order to attempt to demystify his metaphysics.

Author Biography

John A. J Dudley, PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


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How to Cite

Dudley, J. A. J. (2012). Aristotle’s Metaphysics as Mysticism. Tattva Journal of Philosophy, 4(2), 99-119.