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By Frederick Copleston

Conceived initially as a significant presentation of the improvement of philosophy for Catholic seminary scholars, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A historical past Of Philosophy has journeyed a ways past the modest objective of its writer to common acclaim because the top background of philosophy in English.
Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of colossal erudition who as soon as tangled with A.J. Ayer in a fabled debate concerning the life of God and the potential for metaphysics, knew that seminary scholars have been fed a woefully insufficient nutrition of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with so much of history's nice thinkers was once diminished to simplistic caricatures. Copleston got down to redress the incorrect through writing an entire heritage of Western Philosophy, one crackling with incident and highbrow pleasure - and person who supplies complete position to every philosopher, featuring his inspiration in a fantastically rounded demeanour and displaying his hyperlinks to those that went earlier than and to those that got here after him.

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Thus Plato, even if he was a 'prophet', was no more than a prophet: he did not himself enter into the promised land of truth, though he approached near to it: it is Christianity alone which is the true philosophy. Moreover, Plato's philosophy was highly intellectualist, caviar for the multitude, whereas Christianity is for all, so that men and women, rich and poor, learned and unlearned, can be 'philosophers'. To discuss Eusebius's interpretation of Plato would be out of place here: it is sufficient to note that he, in common with most 1 11, 28.

There was a Jewish Gnosticism before the 'Christian' form, and the latter itself can be looked on as a Christian heresy only in so far as the Gnostics borrowed certain specifically Christian themes: the Oriental and Hellenic elements are far too conspicuous for it to be possible to call Gnosticism a Christian heresy in the ordinary sense, although it was a real danger in the second century and seduced those Christians who were attracted by the bizarre theosophical speculations which the Gnostics offered as 'knowledge'.

His mother, who had come over to Italy, died at Ostia, while they were waiting for a boat.

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