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A DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH PHILOSOPHICAL TERMS
 

Francis Garden - 1878 - Table of contents

Diccionario filosófico
Voltaire.
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
Fénelon

A brief history of Greek Philosophy
B. C. Burt

 

A Short History of Philosophy

Alexander

 

 

Instance

Instance. Ever since Bacon and perhaps his contemporaries(1) this word has borne the sense of example. Any case of a rule or principle is called an instance of it.

 

 For instance is a form of speech altogether equivalent to for example. By the schoolmen, however, instantia was used for the Greek ἐνστάσις, of which it is the exact translation. This means an objection, the bringing forward a case to the contrary of what has been laid down. So that the phrase an instance to the contrary would have been in their lips redundant.(2)

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(1) Vide SHAKESPEAR'S Wise Saws and Modern Instances.

(2) DE MORGAN, Formal Logic, p. 236.

 

 

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