I. order, kosmôi and kata kosmon in order, duly, Il., etc.; maps atar ou kata kosmon id=Il.; oudeni kosmôi in no sort of order, Hdt., attic
2. good order, good behaviour, decency, Aesch., Dem.
3. the form, fashion of a thing, Od., Hdt.
4. of states, order, government, Hdt., Thuc.
The recognition that Thomas is fundamentally an Aristotelian is not equivalent to the claim that Aristotle is the only influence on him. It is the claim that whatever Thomas takes on from other sources is held to be compatible with what he already holds in common with Aristotle.
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Saint Thomas Aquinas
Aristotle was not a pagan! Nor did His work produce a scientific revolution; it did not fully realize itself until it became integrated with the Christian worldview.
I should clarify — a lot of folks call Aristotle a pagan, but by “pagan” I mean polytheism and the idea that the gods are within a cosmological order that has no inherent order. Aristotle was a monotheist who believed the universe did have an intrinsic order. But his philosophy lacked the cultural context to fully realize the scientific potential of his work. That potential, to be actualized, required Christianity.