An Arabic depiction of Aristotle. Muslims consider Greek philosophers to be part of their own tradition, as do Christians and Western Europeans, in spite of the fact that these philosophers believed in many gods. Notice how dark Aristotle is depicted in skin tone, and the Chinese style folding book on the book stand between them, the same sort of book we use today, which Chinese style wood pulp paper, the sort of thing Aristotle could not possibly have owned.
Gerlach is German and rhymes with bear-lock. I was born and raised in the Haight Ashbury of San Francisco, moved to Berkeley for college and grad school, with an MA in History of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, and now teach Philosophy and the history of human thought at Berkeley City College. I have taught Intro Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Asian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy and Social & Political Philosophy there for the past several years, and it has been a joy.
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