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Finally: Aristotle and Atlantis!

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Question: What did Aristotle think about Plato's Atlantis?
He thought it to be an invention. - 1 (100%)
He thought it to be real. - 0 (0%)
He was not sure (neutral). - 0 (0%)
He was not sure but in favour of "real". - 0 (0%)
He was not sure but in favour of "invention". - 0 (0%)
He knew the very place of Atlantis! - 0 (0%)
He was not interested in the topic. - 0 (0%)
Other possibilities. - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 1

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« on: November 27, 2012, 04:24:51 pm »

Great News:

Finally, the book on Aristotle's real opinion on Plato's Atlantis is available in English!

Time and again we read: Aristotle thought Atlantis to be an invention! Many doubts have been expressed so far on this view - but a substantial research was missing. Now a thorough analysis shows clearly: It is not true. But there is more: How did this wrong opinion come into being? How did it become established? And which scientists did not share the wrong opinion silently or even openly? And what is more: If Aristotle did not think that it was an invention - what did he really think, then?

This book does not solve the question of Atlantis but it provides an important corner stone for every valid Atlantis theory and gives a deep insight into the science of Atlantis research of the last 200 years.

Find more information (Preview, Table of Contents, etc.) here:
http://www.atlantis-scout.de/atlantis_aristotle.htm
Thorwald C. Franke: Aristotle and Atlantis, 2012.

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 11:12:03 pm »

Obviously, he thought it to be an invention:  "He who created it also sunk it."
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 02:53:30 am »

@Arcturus:

> Obviously, he thought it to be an invention:  "He who created it also sunk it."

And why do you think this quote is Aristotle's quote?
This is the crucial point: It simply isn't.

It's a quote from a work of Posidonius who quotes an unknown Atlantis skeptic, and this all is quoted by Strabo, and deep within this nested quotes there is a quote of Aristotle on ... on Homer and the wall of the Achaeans ... but a word of Aristotle on Atlantis? It is not there!n Only few scientists support the view that there is a quote from Aristotle on Atlantis, and they have *no* arguments to support this. Much more scientists stood silent, and some even rejected this view ...!

Obviously, Aristotle did NOT think Atlantis to be an invention.

This is what the book is about.

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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 03:43:11 pm »

I produced a small series of videos, and one is presenting my book on
Aristotle and Atlantis:


See the other (English) videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9247C4A9461AC07E

among them a video "Some reasonable thoughts about Plato's Atlantis":


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