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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




Modal, Modality

Modal, Modality. The distinction between a pure proposition, simply asserting and denying something, and one which does the like qualifying the act of doing so by stating the necessity, the impossibility, or the contingency, of the assertion or denial, has led to all those latter cases being called modals. It is now generally, but not universally, admitted that the distinction belongs to the matter and not to the form of thought, and that in consequence the consideration of it lies outside the domain of pure logic.


 Considerable stress, however, is laid upon it by Aristotle, and a very difficult part of the first book of Prior Analytics is the result. Indeed, the intrusion of this subject into the syllogistic scheme has led to such an amount of subtlety and difficulty that the schoolmen had a saying "de modali non gustabit asinus," for which Sir W. Hamilton proposes to substitute "de modali non gustabit logicus." See Contingency.



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