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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





Proposition. An expressed judgment. A judgment consists of two notions or concepts, of which one is the subject and the other the predicate, and when it is expressed or propounded, these are named terms.


As we have two verbs derived from the same Latin one, to propound and to propose, and two corresponding substantives proposition and proposal, it would have been desirable to keep the two latter distinct, confining the one to its relation to propound, and the other to its relation to propose, just as we keep distinct the words exposition and exposal or exposure, and composition and composure, these being respectively the substantives corresponding to the verbs expound, expose, compound, compose.(1)

 In the case of proposition and proposal the distinction has been unfortunately lost sight of. We find proposition used for proposal as far back as Clarendon, and by the newspaper and parliamentary orators of the present day such use is so general, that it seems as hopeless swimming against the stream to resist it. Nevertheless, as a language always gains both in precision and strength by the existence and observance of distinctions, I think it would be well to attend to that now before us.


(1) This, however, we do but partially.



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