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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





Intuition. From the Latin intueor, I behold. The term is applied in philosophy to ideas and convictions at which the mind arrives by no discursive process, nor even by the inferences to which every proposition of itself gives birth, such as conversion, but immediately and necessarily; truths which the mind sees and needs not prove. Milton's distinction between discursive and intuitive has been already referred to (see Discourse).


Which of our habitual convictions, or whether any, are really intuitive is a matter of controversy amongst philosophers, though the more constructive and reverential among them will be found generally on the side of intuition as regards some great and necessary truths. By this, however, will not be meant that the mind sees them if left altogether to itself, but that it does so at once and necessarily on being presented with them.

The intuitions of infancy and childhood as the spring of our whole after being have been sublimely hymned by Wordsworth in his great ode on the intimations of immortality in childhood, commonly designated "The Platonic Ode."



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