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Introduction to the Philosophy and Writings of Plato

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Author: Thomas Taylor
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,426 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.2
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 3,262
Added to site: 2007.01.21
mnybks.net#: 15859
Genre: Philosophy
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t it is therefore unindigent; but the principle is perfectly unindigent. Soul therefore, and which exerts mutable energies, will not be the most proper principle. Hence it is necessary that there should be something prior to this, which is in every respect immutable, according to nature, life, and knowledge, and according to all powers and enemies, such as we assert an eternal and immutable essence to be, and such as is much honoured intellect, to which Aristotle having ascended, thought he had discovered the first principle. For what can be wanting to that which perfectly comprehends in itself its own plenitudes (oleromata), and of which neither addition nor ablation changes any thing belonging to it? Or is not this also, one and many, whole and parts, containing in itself, things first, middle, and last? The subordinate plenitudes also stand in need of the more excellent, and the more excellent of the subordinate, and the whole of the parts. For the things related are indigent of each other, and what are fi

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