The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
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The philosopher seeks the first causes of things, beginning with data furnished by
the senses; the subject of the theologian's inquiry is God as revealed in sacred
Scripture. In theology, appeal to authority carries most weight; in philosophy, ...
He saw human self-consciousness as the primary metaphysical fact through the
analysis of which the philosopher finds his way to the cosmic totality that is "the
Absolute." And, just as the moral will is the chief characteristic of the self, so also
Plotinus, the great philosopher and religious genius of the 3rd century AD, who
transformed the revival of Platonism in the Roman Empire into what modern
scholars call Neoplatonism, exercised a wide-ranging direct and indirect
influence on ...
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