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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




Esoteric, Exoteric

Esoteric, within. Exoteric, without. These terms are said to have been employed by the Pythagorians to the disciples of the school, according as they were, or were not, perfectly initiated.


Aristotle distinguishes between his exoteric and his acroamatic writings. Dean Blakesley argues that the latter were not distinguished from the former by containing anything more secret or mysterious. The difference between the two he contends was that between an occasional discussion and a systematic discourse.

The terms esoteric and exoteric are now, I think, always applied to doctrines and teaching, the elementary instruction suited to the beginner, the milk that is suited to babes, being exoteric, and the deeper wisdom the strong meat that is due to the advanced disciple being esoteric doctrine.



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