64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 in
January 31, 2012
General Books LLC
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1154019179
ISBN - 13: 9781154019179
From the Publisher
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX VIIL Plato on the SouL As this volume is likely to fall into the hands of readers in the East who may not be able to refer to the passage for themselves, I hero add the context of the passage quoted above, pp. 95--97, from the Phajdo: "And this is the reason.... why the true votaries of philosophy "abstain from all fleshly lusts, and endure and refuse to give them"selves up to them,--not becauso they fear poverty or the ruin of "their families, like the lovers of money and the world in goneral; "nor liko the lovers of power and honour, becauso they dread the "dishonour or disgrace of evil deeds Therefore they who have "auy care of their own souls, and do not merely live moulding and "fashioning tho body, say farewell to all this, they will not walk "iu the ways of the blind; and when philosophy offers them "purification and release from evil, they feel that they ought not to "resist her influence, and whither she leads they turn and follow. ".... The lovers of knowledge are conscious that their souls, "when philosophy takes them in hand, are simply fastened and "glued to their bodies" the soul is able to view real existence only "through the bars of a prison, and not of herself unhindered; she "is wallowing in the mire of all ignoranco; and philosophy, behold"ing the terrible nature ofher confinement, inasmuch as tho captive "through lust becomes a chief accomplice in her own captivity,--"for the lovers of knowledgo are awaro that this was the original "state of the soul, but that when she was in this state philosophy "adopted and comforted her, and wanted to release her, pointing "out to her that the eye and the ear and the other senses are full "of deceit, and persuading her to retire from them in all but the "necessary use of them, and to be g...