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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





Individual. The atom or unit as or distinguished from the special or general. Indeed individual is the exact Latin equivalent to the Greek ἄτομος that which cannot be cut, but has never been used so far as I am aware to denote the material atom. It means that which cannot be logically divided, but if maimed or deprived of its integrity can only be so by fraction. John is well or John is ill must mean the individual John, not part of him; but John may have his leg cut off, the individual remaining still John.


The vulgar use of this word, as synonymous with person, human being, is always to be avoided.

In the seventeenth century individual sometimes bore the sense of not to be put asunder, indissoluble. Thus Milton:
           "Then long eternity shall greet our bliss
            With an individual kiss."
                               Lines on a Clock.




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