The History of Philosophy, from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Present Century: Drawn Up from Brucker's Historia Critica Philosophiae, Volume 1

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Page 193 - He is said to have invented the famous argument against motion: "if any body be moved, it is either moved in the place where it is, or in a place where it is not; but it is not moved in the place where it is, for where it is, it remains ; nor is it moved in a place where it is not, for nothing can either act or suffer where it is not; therefore there is no such thing as motion.
Page 95 - If dying mortals' doom they sing aright, No ghosts descend to dwell in dreadful night: No parting souls to grisly Pluto go, Nor seek the dreary, silent, shades below; But forth they fly, immortal in their kind, And other bodies in new worlds they find.
Page 388 - If a side of any triangle be produced, the exterior angle is equal to the two interior and opposite angles; and the three interior angles of every triangle are together equal to two right angles.
Page 48 - Zoroaster, various orders of spiritual beings, gods or demons, have proceeded from the deity, which are more or less perfect, as they are at a greater or less distance, in the course of emanation, from the eternal fountain of intelligence; among which, the human soul is a particle of divine light, which will return to its source, and partake of its immortality ; and matter is the last and most distant emanation from the first source of being, which, on account of its distance from the fountain of...
Page 118 - Ducere quo vellet. Fuit haec sapientia quondam, Publica privatis secernere, sacra profanis; Concubitu prohibere vago ; dare jura maritis ; Oppida moliri ; leges incidere ligno : Sic honor et nomen divinis vatibus atque 400 Carminibus venit.
Page 485 - ... told in history, were obliged to accompany him wherever he went, that he might not be run over by carriages, or fall down precipices.
Page 170 - Gods, and receive instructions from them. To refute the charge of his having been a corrupter of youth, he urged the example which he had uniformly exhibited of...
Page 176 - Socrates, though an advocate for the existence of one sovereign power, admitted the worship of inferior divinities. Hence he declared it to be the duty of every one, in the performance of religious rites, to follow the customs of his country. At the same time he taught, that the merit of all religious offerings depends upon the character of the worshipper, and that the gods take pleasure in the sacrifices of none but the truly pious.
Page 398 - This face assumes, and that impression leaves; Now call'd by one, now by another name ; The form is only chang'd, the wax is still the same : So death, so call'd, can but the form deface; Th' immortal soul flies out in empty space, To seek her fortune in some other place.

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