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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

... my soul if you like. And if you don’t want to, don’t, damn you! That’s my philosophy. Ivan talked well here yesterday, though we were all drunk. Ivan... ...itary existence there. He was a good scholar who had gained distinction in philosophy in the uni- versity. Something made him take a fancy to Markel, ...

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The Republic

By: Plato

...ings is the attempt made to interweave life and speculation, or to connect politics with philosophy. The Republic is the centre around which the other... ...tempt made to interweave life and speculation, or to connect politics with philosophy. The Republic is the centre around which the other Dialogues may... ...public is the centre around which the other Dialogues may be grouped; here philosophy reaches the highest point to which ancient thinkers ever attaine... ...to. The 3 greatest of all logical truths, and the one of which writers on philosophy are most apt to lose sight, the difference be tween words and t... ... to which Aristotle or the Aristotelian school were indebted to him in the Politics has 4 Plato’s The Republic been little recognized, and the recogn... ...xercised a real influence on theology, and at the Revival of Literature on politics. Even the fragments of his words when “repeated at second hand” ha...

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Crimeandunishment

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Works of Aristotle

By: Aristotle
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Parmenides

By: Plato

...racter of Antiphon, the half brother of Plato, who had once been inclined to philosophy , but has now shown the hereditary disposition for horses, is ... ...ters have regarded the Parmenides as a ‘reductio ad absurdum’ of the Eleatic philosophy. But would Plato have been likely to place this in the mouth o... ...ich we must arrive is that the Parmenides is not a refutation of the Eleatic philosophy . Nor would such an explanation afford any satisfactory connex...

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St Statesman

By: Plato

...d, not with the original Sophist, but with the soph- istry of the schools of philosophy , which are mak- ing reasoning impossible; and is driven by th... ...onscious of the realities of human life. Yet the ideal glory of the Platonic philosophy is not 4 Statesman extinguished. He is still looking for a ci... ...o return. Still the Politicus contains a higher and more ideal conception of politics than any other of Plato’s writings. The city of which there is a... ...er but with the animals, they had em- ployed these advantages with a view to philosophy , gathering from every nature some addition to their store of ... ... Statesman in like man- ner is intended not only to improve our knowledge of politics, but our reasoning powers generally . Still less would any one a... ... they meet together and make laws. And do we wonder, when the foundation of politics is in the letter only , at the miseries of states? Ought we not ...

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Notes from the Underground

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Philebus

By: Plato

..., derived from a previous state of existence, is a note of progress in the philosophy of Plato. The transcendental theory of pre-existent ideas, which... ...he greater feebleness of age, or to the development of the quarrel between philosophy and po- etry in Plato’s own mind, or perhaps, in some degree, to... ...roken up into a number of indi- viduals, or be in and out of them at once. Philosophy had so deepened or intensified the nature of one or Being, by th... ... has been at variance with religion and with any higher conception both of politics and of morals. It has not satisfied their imagina- tion; it has of... ...value of a principle which can supply a connecting link between Ethics and Politics, and under which all human actions are or may be included. The des... ...ting them. Nor can any one doubt that the influence of their philosophy on politics—especially on foreign politics, on law, on social life, has been u...

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Sophist

By: Plato

... of Hegel seemed to find in the Sophist the crown and summit of the Platonic philosophy—here is the place at which Plato most nearly approaches to the... ...on which they are intended to meet. The sophisms of the day were undermining philosophy; the denial of the existence of Not being, and of the connexio... ...fancy of Plato, now boast ful, now eristic, now clothing himself in rags of philosophy , now more akin to the rhetorician or lawyer , now haranguing,... ...ispute about things visible and invis ible—about man, about the gods, about politics, about law , about wrestling, about all things. But can he know ... ... things of sense, the opin ions of philosophers, the strife of theology and politics, without being disturbed by them. What ever is, if not the very... ...—the common sense of mankind joins 53 Sophist – Plato one of two parties in politics, in religion, in phi losophy. Yet, as everybody knows, truth is...

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A Gentle Spirit : A Fantastic Story

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Phaedrus

By: Plato

...ntro ducing or following it. The two Dialogues to gether contain the whole philosophy of Plato on the nature of love, which in the Republic and in t... ... fully or as a figure of speech. But in the Phaedrus and Symposium love and philosophy join hands, and one is an aspect of the other. The spiritual a... ...hosen the life of a philosopher or of a 9 Phaedrus lover who is not without philosophy receives her wings at the close of the third millennium; the r... ... wanting in original power. T urning from literature and the arts to law and politics, again we fall under the lash of Socrates. For do we not often m... ...s (omou panta chremata) and no Mind or Order. Then again in the noble art of politics, who thinks of first principles and of true ideas? We avowedly f...

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The Crocodile

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Symposium

By: Plato

... said of one of his own writings, more than the author himself knew . For in philosophy as in prophecy glimpses of the fu ture may often be conveyed ... ...thagorean, Eleatic, or Megarian systems, and ‘t he old quarrel of poetry and philosophy’has at least a superficial reconcilement. (Rep.) An unknown pe... ...hese two customs—one the love of youth, the other the practice of virtue and philosophy— meet in one, then the lovers may lawfully unite. Nor is there... ... rulers require that their subjects should be poor in spirit (compare Arist. Politics), and that there should be no strong bond of friendship or socie...

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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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Protagoras

By: Plato

... though this is a fact which is not generally known); and the soul of their philosophy is brevity, which was also the style of primitive antiquity an... ...perfect piece of art. There are dramatic contrasts and interests, threads of philosophy broken and resumed, satirical reflec tions on mankind, veils ... ...ll: this, which in all ages has been the strength and weakness of ethics and politics, is deeply seated in human nature; (5) there is a sort of half t... ... described as the true philosophers, and Laconic brevity as the true form of philosophy, evidently with an allusion to Protagoras’ long speeches. (3) ... .... Do I understand you, I said; and is your meaning that you teach the art of politics, and that you prom ise to make men good citizens? That, Socrate... ...truction in all that could be learned from masters, in his own department of politics neither taught them, nor gave them teachers; but they were allow...

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Phaedo

By: Plato

...letter as well as in the spirit, by writing verses as well as bycultivating philosophy. Tell this to Evenus; and say that I would have him follow me ... .... He too has been a captive, and the willing agent of his own captivity. But philosophy has spoken to him, and he has heard her voice; she has gently ... ...ideas; of man, has a history in time, which may be traced in Greek poetry or philosophy, and also in the Hebrew Scriptures. They convert feeling into ...

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The Double a Petersburg Poem

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Apology

By: Plato

...have life and strength I shall never cease from the practice and teaching of philosophy, exhorting anyone whom I meet after my man Apology 14 ner, a... ...tly, as I think. For I am certain, O men of Athens, that if I had engaged in politics, I should have perished long ago and done no good either to you ...

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Charmides, Or Temperance

By: Plato

... 3 began to make enquiries about matters at home—about the present state of philosophy, and about the youth. I asked whether any of them were remarka... ...f knowledge of justice? Certainly not. The one is medicine, and the other is politics; whereas that of which we are speaking is knowledge pure and sim...

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The Insulted and Injured

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

...ore his father. “What are you saying, Alyosha? I suppose it’s some sort of philosophy ,” she said. “Someone’ s been lecturing you … Y ou’ d much bette... ... that philosopher who poisoned himself that has put me on that track. Damn philosophy! Buvons, mon cher. We be- gan talking about pretty girls… Where ...

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