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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





CONTINGENT (contingo, to touch).—(1) Occurrences dependent upon events which we cannot forecast; (2) variable possibilities under fixed law. An event, the opposite of which is possible, is contingent; an event, the opposite of which is impossible, is necessary.


"In popular language, whatever event takes place of which we do not discern the cause why it should have happened in this manner, or at this moment, rather than another, is called a contingent event; as, for example, the falling of a leaf on a particular spot, or the turning up of a certain number when dice are thrown." All events are, in a sense, necessary, as forming part of the universal causal nexus, but we call those contingent whose necessity we cannot trace (Taylor, Elements of Thought).— V. ARBITRARY.



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