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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





Energy. The Aristotelian term for the Actus, act, of the schoolmen. See Act. Of course this sense of the word is different from the modern one, in which it denotes great force in speech or action.


The word energy with its corresponding verbs and participles occurs so frequently in St. Paul's writings, that the question presents itself, did he use it in a precise technical sense? and if so, was that sense the Aristotelian? This is a point which I have never seen discussed. It appears to me, however, that in most if not all the places in the Pauline writings where we find the word, it will bear an Aristotelian explanation.

Energy is a term which occupies a marked place in the Monothelite controversy. The Monothelite proposition was that there is one energy in our Lord and Saviour. The Dythelite, which ultimately triumphed, was that as our Lord has in His one Person two natures, each entire and perfect, it is necessary to the integrity of each nature that it should have every energy properly appertaining to it, and therefore there must be in the Saviour two wills, the Divine and the human.

The question is one from which the reverent inquirer naturally shrinks. When it was raised, however, it required to be settled. It is easy to see that by both sides the word energy was used in its philosophical sense.



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