The Essays Of Michael De Montaigne (volume 2) by Michel De Montaigne

The Essays Of Michael De Montaigne (volume 2)

byMichel De Montaigne

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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. 1811. Excerpt: ... "Heraclittis Ponticus, that it was the light: Xeno-crates and the Egyptians, a moveable number: the Chaldeans, a virtue without any determinate form:" Halilum quondam vitalem corporis esse, Harmonia'm Grcpci (juam dicttnt. A certain" vital habit in man's frame, Wliick hattnony the Grecian sages name. Let us not forget Aristotle, who held the soul to be that which naturally causes the body to move',-which he called Entelechia, with a colder invention than any of the rest; for he neither speaks of.the essence, the origin, nor the nature of the soul, and only takes notice of the. effect. Lactantius, Seneca, and most of the dogmatisms, have confessed, that it was a thing they did not understand. After all this enumeration of opinions: Harum sententiarum que vera sit, Deus aliquis viderltt says Cicero: "Of "these opinions, which is the true, let some God de "termine.'-" I know by myself," says St. Bernard, "how incomprehensible God is, seeing I cannot "comprehend the parts of my own being.",. Hera clitus,t who was of opinion, that every "place was full of souls and demons, nevertheless maintained, "That no one could advance so far towards the "knowledge of his soul, as ever to arrive at it; of "so profound a nature was its essence." Neither jn What is there less controversy and debate about the seati)artofinan of it. Hippocrates and Hierophilus place it in the side'?" soul. But had he only cast his eye upon what Cicero had said a little before, he would have been convinced, that Aristotle had taken care to explain himself concerning the origin of the soul, befpre he remarked the effect of it. If he. has not thereby fully demonstrated what the nature of it is, Zeno has not given' us much better light into it, when he says, "The soul or mind seems to be "fire:...

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Title:The Essays Of Michael De Montaigne (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217384536

ISBN - 13:9780217384537

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