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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





ARCHETYPE (ἀρχή, first or chief; and τύπος, form), a model or first form.—"There were other objects of the mind, universal, eternal, immutable, which they called intelligible ideas, all originally contained in one archetypal mind or understanding, and from thence participated by inferior minds or souls " (Cudworth, Intell. Syst., p. 387).


"There is truth as well as poetry in the Platonic idea of things being formed after original archetypes. But we hold that these archetypes are not uncreated, as Plato seems to suppose; we maintain that they have no necessary or independent existence, but that they are the product of Divine wisdom; and that we can discover a final cause for their prevalence, not, indeed, in the mere convenience and comfort of the animal, but in the aid furnished to those created intelligences who are expected to contemplate and admire their predetermined forms" (M'Cosh, Meth. of Div. Gov.,bk. II. ch. I. sec. 4).

In the philosophy of Locke, the archetypes of our ideas are the things really existing out of us. "By real ideas, I mean such as have a foundation in nature; such as have a conformity with the real being and existence of things, or with their archetypes" (Essay on Human Understanding, bk. II. ch. XXX.).



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