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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





CYRENAIC—Another school of Philosophy, formed from amongst those who had come under the sway of Socrates. Its founder was Aristippus of Cyrene, who was attracted to Athens by the fame of Socrates (Diog. Laert., lib. II.). Under his guidance the thought and practice of the school tended in the contrary direction from that of the Cynics, exalting pleasure as the desirable, not as if escape from pain were enough, but making attainment of pleasure by direct effort, guided by regard to the known consequences of actions, the end of life.


While at the opposite pole from asceticism, it still insisted on the need for self-regulation as a necessary condition for happiness in life. On account of the prominence given to enjoyment, the school favoured in some measure a sceptical tendency in thought, along with self-indulgence in practice. The historic relations connect the Cyrenaics with the Epicureans of later days (Zeller, Philosophy of the Greeks, Soc. and the Socrat. Schools, Reichel, ch. XIV.).



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