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A Syntopicon: An Index to the good rules (1952) is a two-volume index, released as volumes 2 and three of Encyclopædia Britannica’s assortment nice Books of the Western global. Compiled through Mortimer Adler, an American thinker, below the advice of Robert Hutchins, president of the collage of Chicago, the volumes have been billed as a suite of the 102 nice principles of the western canon. The time period “syntopicon” was once coined particularly for this project, which means “a number of topics.”[1] The volumes catalogued what Adler and his staff deemed to be the basic rules inside the works of the nice Books of the Western global, which stretched chronologically from Homer to Freud. The Syntopicon lists, less than every one thought, the place each incidence of the concept that will be positioned within the collection’s recognized works.

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Man's which separates man from earthly creatures and places pany of the angels. But man logically interde- God," but and corporeal existence the image a remote resemblance; yet, according to the theologians, it is precisely that in the chain of variation. These two propositions are to that that likeness brute. as is him all other com- in the no more an angel than he He is separated from the one by his is a body from the other by his reason. Nor docs he in life have the spiritual existence of a the present disembodied and immortal soul.

More cunning than the DOUBTS OR DENIALS with regard to both affir- in is less the brute in essence be- cause in the jungle of society he often succeeds by cunning rather than by force. He may have fox, but without armor strength than the lion. " Unlike Montaigne, Machiavelli seems to im- less But though the two affirmations the lion and the fox, because the lion cannot appear inseparable, they are not always denied together. " men have reason as he does He considers the mat- sent from the ancient and mediaeval view takes modern times.

The human body, on not a single substance, composite of correlative prin- stances. nite intellect of this theory, is human in the chapters substance is dis- on IMMORTALITY not the only argument for the immortality of the soul. We are not here concerned, however, with the various arguments this is their merits, but only with the fact that certain conceptions of man's constitution attribute to man something more than the power of rationality, namely, the distinction of having a spiritual and immortal life.

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