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Sophist

By: Plato

...e. But he is not to be regarded as the original inventor of any of the great logical forms, with the exception of the syllogism. There is little worth... ...e Sophists having an evil name; that, whether deserved or not, was a natural consequence of their vocation. That they were foreigners, that they made ... ...‘abscissio infinti,’ by which the Soph ist is taken, is a real and valuable logical pro cess. Modern science feels that this, like other processes o... ...n be caught in this way. But these divisions and subdivisions were favourite logical exercises of the age in which he lived; and while indulging his d... ...ed; and while indulging his dialectical fancy , and making a contribution to logical method, he delights also to transfix the Eristic Sophist with wea... ...oxes of Zeno extended far be yond the Eleatic circle. And now an unforeseen consequence began to arise. If the Many were not, if all things were name... ...d try our hand upon some more obvious animal, who may be made the subject of logical experiment; shall we say an angler? ‘V ery good.’ In the first pl... .... Suppose that you take all these hypoth eses in turn, and see what are the consequences which follow from each of them. STRANGER: Very good, and fir... ... sert discourse to be a kind of being; for if we could not, the worst of all consequences would follow; we should have no philosophy . Moreover , the ...

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St Statesman

By: Plato

... regions of transcendental speculation back into the path of common sense. A logical or psy- chological phase takes the place of the doctrine of Ideas... ... ideal, in the de- lineation of which he is frequently interrupted by purely logical illustrations. The younger Socrates resembles his namesake in not... ...y the presence of Theodorus, the geometrician. There is political as well as logical insight in refusing to admit the division of mankind into Hellene... ...nd like rules might be extended to any art or science. But what would be the consequence? ‘The arts would utterly perish, and human life, which is bad... ... can tell?’ As in the Theaetetus, evil is supposed to continue,—here, as the consequence of a former state of the world, a sort of mephitic vapour exh... ...en it a single name. Whereas you would make a much better and more equal and logical classification of numbers, if you divided them into odd and even;... ...NG SOCRATES: Indeed I should. STRANGER: And there is a still more ridiculous consequence, that the king is found running about with the herd and in cl... ...hown in the previous argument. STRANGER: Thank you for reminding me; and the consequence is that any true form of government can only be supposed to b...

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The Perfect Wagnerite : A Commentary on the Ring of the Niblungs

By: George Bernard Shaw

...chievousness, cruelty, and utter incapacity for sympathy as the inevitable consequence of his magnificent bodily and mental health. In short, though m... ...ild and Siegfried. He would certainly not have thought this a matter of no consequence had he finished the whole work ten years ear- lier. It must alw... ...ed into the key of actual life Night Falls On The Gods would have been the logical con- summation of Das Rheingold and The Valkyrie instead of the ope... ... exactly as we deify the creative force of the universe, by attributing to logical design what is the result of blind instinct. What Wagner meant by “... ...sign in this respect. Thus the second stave is usually a perfectly obvious consequence of the first; and the third and fourth an exact or very slightl... ...of the theme is an intel- 96 The Perfect Wagnerite ligent and interesting consequence of the recurrence of the dramatic phenomenon which it denotes. ... ...from the first note to the last as the untrammelled themes of The Ring. In consequence, it used to be professorially demanded that all dramatic music ...

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Crime Its Cause and Treatment

By: Clarence Darrow

...itted that vengeance and punishment went together, they were at least more logical, for executions were in the open light of day so all might see and ... ...quirements that the young should visit prisons that they might realize the consequences of crime, and that all execu- tions should be public and shoul... ...never be cata- logued because new ways are constantly coming to light. The logical end of all these indefinite and uncertain laws is to pass one statu... ...g families and friends of sorely needed money, and the direct and indirect consequences are sometimes small and sometimes very great. These can be rea... ...men. Even the legal tests as to insanity and feeble-mindedness are neither logical nor humane. Often the definition is given by courts that if one is ... ... teaching and moral suasion; those methods are too slow, and the evils and consequences of dis- belief are too great. Laws of this drastic character a... ...ent him from trying to do his part to restore sanity to the world. Another consequence of war which America is passing through is the spirit of super-... ...o that the species may be controlled. At first glance this seems to be the logical thing to do, especially as the effects of heredity can no more be d... ...cated, more accus- tomed to weighing evidence and able to arrive at a more logical conclusion than most juries. Still none of these quali- 166 ties n...

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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...any various volumes, is bound, above all things, to make that condensation logical and striking. For the only justification of his writing at all is t... ...fault, as all of us do, and openly overtaken, as not all of us are, by its consequences, to gloss the matter over, with too polite biographers, is to ... ...lainly, what every one well knows, of Burns’s profligacy, and of the fatal consequences of his marriage. And for this there are perhaps two subsidiary... ...r represent an act that was vir- tuous in itself, as attended by any other consequences than a large family and fortune. To hint that Burns’s marriage... ...timidly made elsewhere, have in them been carried boldly out to their last consequences; much that was indefinite in literary tenden- cies has attaine... ...from another point of view – to reproduce a colour, a sound, an outline, a logical argument, a physical action. He can show his readers, behind and ar... ...e nature of tragedy. The gospel according to Whitman, even if it be not so logical, has this advantage over the gospel according to Pangloss, that it ... ... the price we have to pay for cochineal. And with that murder- ous parody, logical optimism and the praises of the best of possible words went irrevoc... ... afternoon, or at morning as he lay awake in bed. With our deeper and more logical sense of life, we can have no idea how large a space in the attenti...

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Memories and Portraits

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... erate care, and none ever had more certificates for less edu- cation. One consequence, however, of my system is that I have much less to say of Profe... ...n- sole; books of a large design, shadowing the complexity of that game of consequences to which we all sit down, the hanger-back not least. But the a... ...ng them indeed; but when they were done, I could see they were rubbish. In consequence, I very rarely showed them even to my friends; and such friends... ...r and answer arguments, not only with natural wisdom, but with candour and logical honesty. But if the subject of debate be something in the air, an a... ...t of debate be something in the air, an abstraction, an excuse for talk, a logical Aunt Sally, then may the male debater instantly abandon hope; he ma...

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