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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





AFFECTION (ad and facio).—(1) Passive, an impression made on the sensory system. (2) Active, a disposition towards persons, urging the agent to seek the good or hurt of others. The affections are motive forces, in close relation to the intelligent nature, and superior to desire.


"There are various principles of action in man which have persons for their immediate object, and imply, in their very nature, our being well- or ill-affected to some person, or at least to some animated being. Such principles I shall call by the general name of affections, whether they dispose us to do good or hurt to others" (Reid, Active Powers, essay III. pt. II. ch. III.-VI.).

One of the most important divisions of empirical psychology as concerned with Feeling, is that which treats of the natural history of the affections, or the laws of their development (Bain's Emotions and Will, ch. III.; Cyple's Process of Human Experience, ch. X. p. 267 ; Sully's Outlines of Psychology, p. 489).



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