A Manual of the History of Philosophy

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D. A. Talboys, 1832 - First philosophy - 494 pages

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Page 438 - ... equally to be found in comparing the productions of profane authors, and thus to arrive at a greater degree of certainty. If the reverse of this appears to have been the case in modern times — if the state of things with regard to this epistle, like that which belongs to German philosophy, appears " to discourage the very idea of the possibility of a satisfactory solution" — it is much to be suspected that there has been something wrong in the method of investigation.
Page 312 - A Letter to the learned Mr. Henry Dodwell, containing some Remarks on a pretended Demonstration of the Immateriality and Natural Immortality of the Soul, in Mr. Clarke's Answer to his late Epistolary Discourse, &c.
Page 312 - A Letter to Mr Dodwell; wherein all the Arguments in his Epistolary Discourse against the Immortality of the Soul are particularly answered, and the Judgment of the Fathers concerning that Matter truly represented.
Page 293 - Tractatus theologico-politicus , continens dissertationes aliquot, quibus ostenditur libertatem philosophandi non tantum salva pietate et reipublicae pace posse concedi, sed eandem nisi cum pace reipublicae ipsaque pietate tolli non posse.
Page 62 - A Chronological Account of the Life of Pythagoras, and of other Famous Men his Contemporaries. With an Epistle to the Rd Dr. Bentley, about Porphyry's and Jamblichus's Lives of Pythagoras. By the Right Reverend Father in God, William, Ld BP of Coventry and Lichfald.
Page 314 - As a philosophy, Buddhism thus seems to be an Idealistic Nihilism; an Idealism which, like that of Berkeley, holds that "the fruitful source of all error was the unfounded belief in the reality and existence of the external world"; and that man can perceive nothing but his feelings, and is the cause to himself of these.
Page 309 - Things Divine and Supernatural Conceived by Analogy with Things Natural and Human (1733) he asserts that knowledge of God's essence and attributes can bo only " analogical
Page 58 - Graecia, until the conquests of the Persians and the troubles of southern Italy compelled it to take refuge in Athens ; from which, as a centre, intellectual civilization was disseminated, and, as it were, radiated over the whole of Greece. 83. The starting-point of philosophy was the question concerning the origin and the elementary principle of the world : the resolution of which was attempted after the experimental method by the Ionic school ; and the formal method by the Pythagoreans.
Page 44 - Originals: *Zend-Avesta, Ouvrage de Zoroastre, Contenant les Idees Theologiques, Physiques et Morales de ce Legislateur, les Ceremonies du Culte...
Page 393 - X being supposed to exist in ego, may be signified by this formulary, ego sum ego. This is the self-evident principle of moral philosophy and knowledge in general, expressing the necessary form and substance of consciousness. In virtue of this principle we form judgments; to judge being an act and operation of ego. Ego then establishes, absolutely and independently, its own existence, being at once the agent and the result of the action, in which combination consists the essence of consciousness....

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