From A Fragment on Government by Jeremy Bentham

. . . almost all names employed in speaking of the phenomena of the mind are names of fictitious entities. In speaking of any pneumatic (or say immaterial or spiritual) object, no name has ever been employed that had not first been employed as the name of some material (or say corporeal) one. Lamentable have been the confusion and darkness produced by taking the names of fictitious for the names of real entities.

. . . the main if not the only source of the clouds in which, notwithstanding all their rivalry, Plato and Aristotle concurred in wrapping up the whole field of pneumatology. In the phantoms generated in their own brains, it seemed to them and their followers that they beheld so many realities. Of these fictitious entities, many will be found of which, they being, each of them, a genus generalissimum, the names are consequently incapable of receiving what is commonly understood by a definition, viz. a definition Per genus et differentiam. But, from their not being susceptible of this species of exposition, they do not the less stand in need of that species of exposition of which they are susceptible."

New York, London, 1932, pp. lxiii-lxiv.


From The Soul of the Universe, 1940 by Gustaf Strömberg

"This theory has an important relationship to Plato's idea of a recollection by [the] soul of conditions in the world from which it originally came."

Philadelphia : David McKay 1948, p. 218.


Selected bibliographic

Author Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945. Title The Platonic renaissance in England. Translated by James P. Pettegrove. Imprint Austin, University of Texas Press, 1953. Descript vii, 207 p. 19 cm. Note Translation of Die platonische Renaissance in England und die Schule von Cambridge. Bibliographical footnotes.

Author Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945. Title Die Platonische renaissance in England und die Schule von Cambridge. Imprint Leipzig, Berlin, B. G. Teubner, 1932. Descript viii, 143 p. 25 cm. Series Studien der Bibliothek Warburg, 24 Note Bibliographical footnotes.

Author Powicke, Frederick James, 1854-1935. Title The Cambridge Platonists, a study with six illustrations. Publisher London, J.M. Dent 1926. Description 219p. illus.

Author Lutosławski, Wincenty. Title The origin and growth of Plato's logic; with an account of Plato's style and of the chronology of his writings, Publisher London, New York [etc.] : Longmans, Green, and co., 1897. Description xviii, 547 p. 23 cm.

Author Tulloch, John, 1823-1886. Title Rational theology and Christian philosophy in England in the seventeenth century. Publisher Edinburgh, W. Blackwood, 1872. Description 2 v. 23 cm. Note Errata slip inserted in v.1. Contents v. 1. Liberal churchmen.--v. 2. The Cambridge Platonists. ISBN 0833735772

Author Plato Title The dialogues of Plato / translated into English, with analyses and introduction by B. Jowett Edition Edition de luxe Publisher Boston : Jefferson press, [1871] Description 4 v. ; 22 cm

Author Goclenius, Rudolph, 1547-1628 Title Exercitationes ethicae, in usum studiosorum philosophiae Academiae Marpurgensis, / editae studio Rodolphi Goclenii, logicae professoris. : Quarum argumentum proximae paginae exhibent. Publisher Marpurgi Cattorum, : Typis Pauli Egenolphi, typographi Academici., 1592. Description [16], 444, [2] p. ; 16 cm. (8vo) Note Final preliminary leaf is blank Printer's device on t.p. and colophon Includes index With: Scribonius, W. Ethica. Hanau : G. Antonium, 1593. CU-S Language Latin

Author Plato Uniform Title [ Phaedo. Latin] Title In Platonis Dialogum, qui Phaedo, seu de animorum immortalitate inscribitur, / Sebastiastiani Foxii Morzilli Hispalensis commentarij. ; Accessit locuples rerum ac uerborum memorabilium index. Publisher Basileae, : Ex officina Ioannis Oporini,, Anno salutis humanae 1556. mense Martiio. Description 9 p., col. 10-159, [10] p. ; 30 cm. (fol.) Note Imprint from colophon Text and commentary in double columns, with commentary in italic type Errata above colophon Includes index Printer's device on t.p Language Latin

Author Ficino, Marsilio, 1433-1499 Title Sopra lo amore, o, Ver' Convito di Platone / Marsilio Ficino Publisher In Firénze : Per Néri Dorteláta ... , di novémbre 1544. Description [40], 251, [43] p. ; 15 cm. (8vo) Note Author statement precedes title on t.p Printer's devices on t.p. and final page "Neri Dortelata da Firenze, a gli amatori della lingua fiorentina": p. [6]-[38] (at beginning) Pages [39]-[40] (at beginning) are blank Many errors in pagination Includes index Errata and register at end (p. [42]) Language Italian

Author Plato Uniform Title [ Timaeus] Title Chalcidij viri clarissimi luculenta Timaei Platonis traductio, & eiusdem argutissima explanatio / auspicio ... Ioănis Lotharingi, cardinalis: per Nebiensium episcopum in lucem editae Publisher [Paris] : Vaenunda[n]tur in officinis Iodoci Badii Asce[n]sii ..., 1520 Description lxx, [1] leaves : ill. ; 33 cm Note Signatures: a-i⁸ Includes index Language Latin

Author Ficino, Marsilio, 1433-1499. Title Platonica theologia de immortalitate animorum. Publisher Florence, Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 7 Nov. 1482. Description [318] leaves, the 9th blank. 29 cm. (fol. and 4to) Language Latin Subject Plato. Phaedo.


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