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VOCABULARY OF PHILOSOPHY

PSYCHOLOGICAL, ETHICAL, METAPHYSICAL
 

WILLIAM FLEMING - 1890 - Table of contents

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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

 

 

vocabulary of philosophy - william fleming

CAPACITY  |  CARDINAL  |  CASUISTRY  |  CATEGOREMATIC  |  CATEGORICAL.— V. PROPOSITION  |  CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE  |  CATEGORY  |  CAUSE, CAUSATION, CAUSALITY  |  CAUSES (Occasional, Doctrine of)  |  CERTAINTY, CERTITUDE  |  CHANCE  |  CHARITY  |  CHASTITY  |  CHOICE  |  CIVILITY OR COURTEOUSNESS  |  CLASSIFICATION  |  COGNITION  |  COLLIGATION OF FACTS  |  COMBINATION AND CONNECTION OF IDEAS  |  COMMON SENSE  |  COMMON.—V. TERM  |  COMMUNISM  |  COMPACT  |  COMPARISON  |  COMPASSION.—V. SYMPATHY  |  COMPLEX  |  COMPREHENSION  |  COMPUNCTION  |  CONCEPTION  |  CONCEPTUALISM   |  CONCLUSION  |  CONCRETE  |  CONDITION  |  CONDITIONAL.— V. PROPOSITION, SYLLOGISM  |  CONDITIONED (Law of the)  |  CONGRUITY  |  CONJUNCTIVE  |  CONNATE— V. INNATE  |  CONNOTATION  |  CONSCIENCE  |  CONSCIOUSNESS  |  CONSENT  |  CONSENT, UNIVERSAL  |  CONSEQUENCE, CONSEQUENT  |  CONSERVATIVE FACULTY  |  CONSILIENCE of INDUCTIONS  |  CONSTITUTIVE  |  CONTEMPLATION  |  CONTINENCE  |  CONTINGENT  |  CONTINUITY (Law of)  |  CONTRACT  |  CONTRADICTION (Principle, Law, or Axiom of)  |  CONTRADICTORY  |  CONTRAPOSITION  |  CONTRARY  |  CONVERSION  |  COPULA (The)  |  COROLLARY  |  CORRECTIVE.— V. PUNISHMENT  |  CORRELATE.— V. RELATION  |  COSMOGONY  |  COSMOTHETIC IDEALISTS  |  COSMOLOGY, Rational  |  COURAGE  |  CRANIOLOGY  |  CREATION   |  CREDIBILITY.— V. TESTIMONY  |  CREDULITY  |  CRITERION  |  CRITICISM, CRITIQUE (Kritik)  |  CRUCIAL INSTANCE  |  CUMULATIVE (The Argument)  |  CUSTOM (Consuetudo)  |  CYNIC  |  CYRENAIC

 

CAPACITY

CAPACITY (δύναμις).— (1) Potentiality or capability, Aristotle distinguishes potentiality or capacity from activity; (2) Modern usage,—Receptive power. Taking the twofold view of human power, faculty is power of acting; capacity is power of receiving impression. In popular language, capacity is often used as convertible with faculty,—a man of capacity standing for a man of ability.

 

 

"There are powers which are acquired by use, exercise, or study, which are called habits. There must be something in the constitution of the mind necessary to our being able to acquire habits, and this is commonly called capacity" (Reid; Intellectual Powers, essay I. ch. I.).

 


      Dr Reid did not recognise the distinction of power as active or passive. But capacity is a passive power, or natural receptivity. A faculty is a power which we are conscious we can direct towards an end. A capacity is rather a disposition or aptitude to receive certain modifications of our consciousness, in receiving which we are passive. But an original capacity, though at first passive, may be brought under the influence of will and attention, and when so exercised it corresponds to a mental power, and is no longer a pure receptivity. 'In sensation, we are in the first instance passive, but our capacity of receiving sensations may be employed in various ways under the direction of will and attention, or personal activity.

 

 

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