Platonism

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Princeton University Press, 1917 - Platonists - 307 pages
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Page 75 - Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Page 135 - For the mind having in most cases, as is evident in experience, a power to suspend the execution and satisfaction of any of its desires, and so all, one after another, is at liberty to consider the objects of them, examine them on all sides, and weigh them with others. In this lies the liberty man has...
Page 91 - When thus attacked, the Epicureans have always answered, that it is not they, but their accusers, who represent human nature in a degrading light ; since the accusation supposes human beings to be capable of no pleasures except those of which swine are capable.
Page 216 - What is that which always is and has no becoming; and what is that which is always becoming and never is ? That which is apprehended by intelligence and reason is always in the same state; but that which is conceived by opinion with the help of sensation and without reason, is always in a process of becoming and perishing and never really is.
Page 32 - Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and Saint, and heard great argument About it and about : but evermore Came out by the same door where in I went...
Page 91 - It is quite compatible with the principle of utility to recognize the fact, that some kindfi of pleasure are more desirable and more valuable than others.
Page 91 - It must be admitted, however, that utilitarian writers in general have placed the superiority of mental over bodily pleasures chiefly in the greater permanency, safety, uncostliness, etc., of the former— that is, in their circumstantial advantages rather than in their intrinsic nature.
Page 137 - But when infinite happiness is put in one scale, against infinite misery in the other; if the worst that comes to the pious man if he mistakes, be the best that the wicked can attain to if he be in the right, who can without madness run the venture?
Page 23 - They sing, they dance, clean shoes, or cure a clap. All sciences a fasting Monsieur knows, And bid him go to hell, to hell he goes.
Page 190 - The young mortal enters the hull of the firmament: there is he alone with them alone, they pouring on him benedictions and gifts, and beckoning him up to their thrones. On the instant, and incessantly, fall snow-storms of illusions. He fancies himself in a vast crowd which sways this way and that, and whose...

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