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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





CONSENT, UNIVERSAL, Argument from, to the necessity of the truth involved. "These things are to be regarded as first truths, the credit of which is not derived from other truths, but is inherent in themselves. As for probable truths, they are such as are admitted by all men, or by the generality of men, or by wise men; and among these last, either by all the wise, or by the generality of the wise, or by such of the wise as are of the highest authority" (Aristotle, Topic, bk. I. ch. I.).


Cicero used it to prove the existence of the gods. De quo autem omnium natura consentit, id verum esse necesse est. Esse igitur deos, confitendum est (De Nat. Deor., lib. I. cap. XVII.). The argument is also used (De Nat. Deor., lib. II. cap. II.; and Tuscul. Quœst, lib. I. cap. XIII., where we read Omni autem in re, consensio omnium gentium lex naturæ putanda est).

Multum dare solemus prœsumptioni omnium hominum. Apud nos veritatis argumentum est aliquid omnibus videri (Seneca, Epist., CVII., CXVII.).

Bacon is against this argument in the preface to his Instauratio Magna, aphorism 77. Reid applies this argument to establish first principles (Intellectual Powers, essay I. ch. II.). — V. AUTHORITY.



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