2016, Aristotle Anniversary Year:
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«I owe Humanity a heartfelt apology»! – Aristotle’s ipse dixit
Just because some intellectuals, 2400 years after Aristotle’s birth, started to collect supportive signatures on his behalf, it would be intriguing to recollect a rather unknown excerpt of his work. Obviously, mentioned excerpt contains an ensemble of especial tenets - even more, it makes a personal statement; at the same time this latter could turn to breaking news.
“My work has been nothing but collection and classification of preexisting knowledge and close observation or, if you prefer, my era’s cognitive infrastructure systematic approach - you know, the empirical kind. However, along the years, something deviant has occurred - this is exactly the reason I owe Humanity a heartfelt apology.
Educational establishment, more specifically religious-clerical status quo, has taken advantage of my assuming authority; for more than one thousand years, monasteries shifted in universities, offered, for men only, in a dead language - Latin, a curriculum and an alleged integrated knowledge system based on my ‘scientific’ material - if one could call it so; to begin with, I have to express my original goal: I intended to gradually verify my findings during my humble finite life; rest of the material would remain for the next to come fellow researchers, or curious investigators, if you wish, to elaborate on.
Another way to put it for you all to better realize it: I will describe it in terms of that distant-in-the-future era dominated by ‘intermedia’, or just media, because Fluxus artist Dick Higgins has creatively changed the former term. I would characterize myself as a plain collector with a rather unusual disposition toward critical thinking though. My filing cabinets’ unauthorized heirs projected me as ’ingenious’ and ‘omniscient’ film director because that image served perfectly their goal (“No one can touch and change Aristotle’s work” implying, in a proportional way, “no one could doubt Church authority”). I have been featured as someone who proposed a dynamic, full and self-evolving system of science.
It goes without saying: those guidelines have been followed, fortunately enough only, by planet’s west side science historic catch 22. However, it has been well known I was not the only one subjected to this treatment. Bertolt Brecht’s theater production techniques and scientific methodology on interpreting world’s reality have been considered as an ‘infallible’ and ‘perfect’ way to direct theatrical plays - just after his death; anticipated outcome, theater’s decline…”
(“PSEUDEPIGRAPHA “About my work”, 1443 b 27-34 free interpretation by Andreas Andreopoulos, semiotic analysis inpert)
Comment on the above text: Either declaration’s subjective point of view is valid (that means it could be untrue) or it is interpreted as a generally accepted dogma (“Aristotle’s ipse dixit”); in any case his evergreen supporters, the ones collecting signatures, defend a futile case - even worse for them, they fight against authentic declaration…
 “based on ‘Asking for Forgiveness Gracefully’ 4 steps (express remorse; admit responsibility; make amends; promise that it won't happen again - because I was always respecting peers and taking their opinion into consideration” - Aristotle, again.
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