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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




Causes, occasional

Causes, occasional. In the Cartesian philosophy this title is given to interventions of Deity to render causes productive of effects, which have themselves no relation to each other, The seeming causes having no intrinsic power are called occasional causes, as being but the occasions of the Divine interventions, which are the real ones.


I apprehend the whole theory to have now died away, at least as put forth by the Cartesians. What has been said above on the first cause applies uniformly, and therefore dispenses with it. It was thought needful, however, to explain the action of soul on body, and that of body on soul.



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