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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





ATTRIBUTE (attribuo, to ascribe), anything that can be predicated of another.


"Attributes are usually distributed under the three heads of quality, quantity, and relation " (Mill, Logic, 2nd ed., I. 83).

In the Schools, the definition, the genus, the proprium, and the accident, were called dialectic attributes; because, according to Aristotle (Topic, lib. I. cap. VI.), these were the four points of view in which any subject of philosophical discussion should be viewed.

"By this word attribute" said Descartes (in his letter to Regius), "is meant something which is immovable and inseparable from the essence of its subject, as that which constitutes it, and which is thus opposed to mode." Thus unity, identity, and activity are attributes of the soul; for I cannot deny them, without at the same time denying the existence of the soul itself. Sensibility, liberty, and intelligence are but faculties. In God there is nothing but attributes, because in God everything is absolute, involved in the substance and unity of the necessary being. In Deo non proprie modos aut qualitates sed attributa tantum dicimus esse (Descartes, Prin. Phil, I. n. 57).

Spinoza defines attribute as "that which the intellect perceives of substance as constituting its essence;" mode as "the modifications of substance, or that which exists in, and is perceived through, something other than itself " (Ethics, pt. I. defins. 4 and 5).



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