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Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato

Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato

Thomas Taylor | Philosophy (Academic)
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Taylor was an admirer of Hellenism, most especially in the philosophical framework furnished by Plato and the Neoplatonists Proclus and the "most divine" Iamblichus, whose works he translated into English. So enamoured was he of the ancients, that he and his wife talked to one another only in...

History of Modern Philosophy From Nicolas of Cusa to the Present Time

History of Modern Philosophy From Nicolas of Cusa to the Present Time

Richard Falckenberg | Philosophy (Academic)
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First published in 1893. According to the translator's preface: "The aim of this translation is the same as that of the original work. Each is the outcome of experience in university instruction in philosophy, and is intended to furnish a manual which shall be at once scientific and popular, one...

Mysticism and logic

Mysticism and logic

Bertrand Russel. | Philosophy (Academic)
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Metaphysics, or the attempt to conceive the world as a whole by means of thought, has been developed, from the first, by the union and conflict of two very different human impulses, the one urging men towards mysticism, the other urging them towards science. Some men have achieved greatness...

A Treatise of Human Nature

A Treatise of Human Nature

David Hume, | Philosophy (Academic)
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Hume began writing A Treatise of Human Nature at the age of sixteen, finishing the work ten years later. Although many scholars today consider the Treatise to be Hume's most important work and one of the most important books in the history of philosophy, the public in Britain did not at first...

A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

George Berkeley. | Philosophy (Academic)
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A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (Commonly called "Treatise" when referring to Berkeley's works) is a 1710 work by Anglo-Irish Empiricist philosopher George Berkeley. This book largely seeks to refute the claims made by his contemporary John Locke about the nature of human...

Lysis or friendship

Lysis or friendship

Plato. | Philosophy (Academic)
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Lysis is a dialogue of Plato which discusses the nature of friendship. It is generally classified as an early dialogue. The main characters are Socrates, the boys Lysis and Menexenus who are friends, as well as Hippothales, who is in unrequited love with Lysis and therefore, after the initial...

Laches of Courage

Laches of Courage

Plato. | Philosophy (Academic)
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The Laches is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. Participants in the discourse present competing definitions of the concept of courage.

Ion

Ion

Plato. | Philosophy (Academic)
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In Ion, Plato presents a dialogue between his influential teacher Socrates and a distinguished rhapsode, Ion. While Socrates considers himself “a common man who only speak the truth” (47), Ion is proud and boastful, regarding himself as a rhapsode who can “speak about Homer better than any...

Statesman

Statesman

Plato. | Philosophy (Academic)
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The Statesman (Greek: Πολιτικός, Politikos), also known by its Latin title, Politicus, is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. The text describes a conversation among Socrates, the mathematician Theodorus, another person named Socrates (referred to as "Young Socrates"), and an unnamed...

The Meno

The Meno

Plato. | Philosophy (Academic)
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Meno (Ancient Greek: Μένων) is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato. It attempts to determine the definition of virtue, or arete, meaning virtue in general, rather than particular virtues, such as justice or temperance. The first part of the work is written in the Socratic dialectical style...