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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





Privative, στερητικός. This term is used by Aristotle synonymously with ἀποφατικος, negative, in opposition to κατηγορικός, which with him always bears the sense of affirmative;  στερητικός, however, was afterwards used in opposition to ἔξις, and received the force of privative.


Between mere negative and privative there is this broad distinction, that we only apply the latter to the want or absence of something which it is natural for the subject to possess. Blindness is privation of eight, and we only employ the word in speaking of creatures whose nature it is to see. We talk indeed of a man being stone blind, but we should never think of saying that a stone is blind.



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