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A DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH PHILOSOPHICAL TERMS
 

Francis Garden - 1878 - Table of contents

Diccionario filosófico
Voltaire.
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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

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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
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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

 

 

Worse Relation

Worse Relation. In logic the degrees of relation between one term and another are called worse in proportion as they recede from that of pure identity or co-inclusion. Thus, "all men" and "mortal" stand to each other in a worse relation than "all men" and "all rational upon earth"; or "some men" and "wise" in a relation still worse than the foregoing; and when we come to exclusion or negation, we come to the worst relation of all.

 

This gradation gives rise to Sir W. Hamilton's canon for figured syllogisms. "What worse relation of subject to predicate subsists between either of two terms, and a common third term, with which one at least is positively related; that relation subsists between the two terms themselves."

This whole subject belongs so exclusively to formal logic, and "worse relation" to its technicalities as to be out of place in the present work, but I am led to introduce it here in order to correct an error into which I fell in my Outline of Logic. I there, under some obfuscation of memory, represented Sir W. Hamilton as denying that the negative is a worse relation than the positive.(1) He does no such thing, and a moment's thought will show that, had he done so, he would have rendered his canon inapplicable to a large class of syllogisms.

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(1) Outline of Logic, 2nd ed. p. 99.

 

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