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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





Infinite. That which neither has, nor can have bounds is styled infinite. The word has been incautiously used in controversy upon the highest subjects which can occupy the mind of man, and been made the means of reducing our thoughts of them into hopeless riddles and perplexities.


We often speak of God as infinite, but when we do so we ought to remember that the adjective has no meaning when applied to being simply as such, that it can only apply to attributes, and that when we do thus apply it to His, we can mean by it only that they and their exercise have no limits except such as He Himself sees fit to assign; but that with Him all must be the perfection of measurement and harmony. Some recent speculations, in my mind, of a most hurtful tendency, might have been avoided by this consideration.

A distinction, too, should always be kept in mind between potential and actual infinity. The attributes of God possess the former, but we do not know that their exercise comes under the latter. We have already seen that such exercise must be the perfection of measurement. Arithmetical and mathematical infinity are merely potential.



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