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Author Ritter, Heinrich, 1791-1869.

Title The history of ancient philosophy, in four volumes. Vol. 4
Published London : Henry G. Bohn, 1846
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Summary "In our attempt to determine the several periods of Grecian philosophy, we characterised the third and last as that of its decline, and the history of this period will furnish an unbroken chain of testimony to the justness of this designation. But, as we formerly remarked, this check in the progress of philosophy cannot justly be regarded as a general retardation of human enlightenment. For the decline of philosophy does not necessarily involve anything more than a decay of the intrinsic and concentrating energy of scientific culture, with which, however, its diffusion over both a more extensive range of matter, and a wider circle of mind, may very well consist. Indeed, it is possible that, in all other branches of mental culture, considerable advancement may accompany the decline of philosophy. And such indeed was actually the case; as in fact it could not well be otherwise, unless we were at liberty to suppose, that during the many centuries which compose this period of our history, the human mind had been asleep, and never once awoke into activity"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Philosophy, Ancient -- History.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Philosophy -- history.
Form Electronic book
Author Morrison, A. J. W. (Alexander James William), 1806-1865, translator