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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





ACATALEPSY (α, privative; and κατάληψις, comprehensio, incomprehensibility), the doctrine held by the Academics of the Middle Academy, and by the sceptics, that human knowledge never amounts to certainty, but only to probability (Plutarch, II. 1122A, Πρὸς Κολώτην; Diog. Lært., IX. 61, Pyrrho).


 Arcesilas, chief of the second Academy, taught that we know nothing with certainty, in opposition to the dogmatism of the Stoics, who taught κατάληψις, or the possibility of seizing the truth. Sceptics and Pyrrhonians were called Acataleptics. Ἀκαταληψία is synonymous with ἀφασία and ἐποχή (Zelier's Stoics, Epics, and Skeptics, p. 408). Bacon repudiates ἀκατάληψις. "We do not meditate or propose acatalepsy, but eucatalepsy, for we do not derogate from sense, but help it, and we do not despise the understanding, but direct it" (Nov. Org., I., app. 126).—V. ACADEMY.



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