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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





ASCETICISM (ἄσκησις, exercise).—Practice of self-denial beyond the requirements of moral law, avowedly for the attainment of a higher moral life. The exercise of severe virtue among the Pythagoreans and Stoics was so called.


"This name may be applied to every system which teaches man not to govern his wants by subordinating them to reason and the law of duty, but to stifle them entirely, or at least to resist them as much as he can; and these are not only the wants of the body, but still more those of the heart, the imagination, and the mind... Asceticism may be distinguished as religious, which is founded on the doctrine of expiation, and seeks to appease the divine wrath by voluntary sufferings, and philosophical, which aims at accomplishing the destiny of the soul, developing its faculties, and freeing it from the servitude of sense" (Dict. des. Sci. Phil.).



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