"You are not indeed entirely immortal, yet you shall never be dissolved, nor become subject to the fatality of death." Apparently therefore Plato seems to say, that the world is naturally dissoluble, mortal and corruptible, yet will not be corrupted. But Aristotle opposing the apparent meaning of such an assertion says, it is impossible that any thing which is of its own nature corruptible, should not some time or other be corrupted. ■→More
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Taylor’s Dissertation, Chapter 2
Plato, therefore, gave the name of motion to the life of the soul, in consequence of its being evolved, and being neither in every respect partible, nor remaining purely impartible, denominating also such a life motion, from its declination from an impartible nature, and asserting that the essence of the soul is self-movable, as being essentialized according to such a life. ■→More
Taylor’s Dissertation, Chapter 1
For capacious indeed must that mind have been which embraced the vast orb of existence, and left nothing unexplored in the heavens or the earth, and penetrating that genius which arrived at the luminous boundaries of human knowledge, and rendered them accessible to others. ■→More