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Diccionario filosófico
Complete edition

Diccionario de Filosofía
Brief definition of the most important concepts of philosophy.


A Dictionary of English Philosophical Terms Francis Garden

Vocabulary of Philosophy, Psychological, Ethical, Metaphysical
William Fleming

Biografías y semblanzas Biographical references and lives of philosophers

Brief introduction to the thought of Ortega y Gasset

History of Philosophy Summaries

Historia de la Filosofía
Explanation of the thought of the great philosophers; summaries, exercises...

Historia de la Filosofía
Digital edition of the History of Philosophy by Jaime Balmes

Historia de la Filosofía
Digital edition of the History of Philosophy by Zeferino González

Vidas, opiniones y sentencias de los filósofos más ilustres
Complete digital edition of the work of Diogenes Laertius

Compendio de las vidas de los filósofos antiguos

A brief history of Greek Philosophy
B. C. Burt


A Short History of Philosophy





Absolute. That which, complete in itself, needs no relation to anything else. Thus we speak of the Genitive Absolute in Greek, and the Ablative Absolute in Latin, when a participle and noun in such cases express their fall meaning without being grammatically connected with any other member of the sentence. An absolute ruler is a sovereign checked by no order of men or constitutional element in the country which he governs. An absolute decree is that which is held by many to have eternally fixed the characters and destinies of men, irrespectively of anything foreseen in them.


It is plain that the only absolute being is God. All others exist, act, and manifest themselves in relation to conditions outside themselves. The Divine existence and perfections are independent of all external relations. This does not mean that God cannot place Himself in such relations; but that it is of His own will when He does so. He does act in relations to the moral beings whom He has created, but both they and the relations are the fruits of His good pleasure, and His own Being and attributes are independent of them.



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