In the Philebus, probably one of the latest of the Platonic Dialogues, the conception of a personal or semi-personal deity expressed under the figure of mind, the king of all, who is also the cause, is retained.
In the exaltation of the reason or intellect, in the denial of the voluntariness of evil (Timaeus; Laws) Spinoza approaches nearer to Plato than in his conception of an infinite substance.
A crude conception of the ideas of Plato survives in the 'forms' of Bacon.
Neither they nor their predecessors had any true conception of language or of the history of philosophy.
Modern philosophy, like ancient, begins with very simple conceptions. It is almost wholly a reflection on self.
But I suppose that everyone's conception
of the passion is formed on his own idiosyncrasies, and it is different with every different person.
"No," he said; "I would point out the fact that if, as Pripasov directly asserts, perception is based on sensation, then we are bound to distinguish sharply between these two conceptions
Power, government, war, law, punishment, and a thousand other things, had no terms wherein that language could express them, which made the difficulty almost insuperable, to give my master any conception
of what I meant.
This modern branch of mathematics, unknown to the ancients, when dealing with problems of motion admits the conception
of the infinitely small, and so conforms to the chief condition of motion
For example, throughout the greater part of the sixth book, the causes of the corruption of philosophy and the conception of the idea of good are discussed with Adeimantus.
There is no evidence that either the idea of good or the conception of a perfect State were comprehended in the Socratic teaching, though he certainly dwelt on the nature of the universal and of final causes (cp.
This latter conception is the principle on which the mixed constitution is based.
The causes of revolutions are not described as primarily changes in the conception of the common good, but changes in the military or economic power of the several classes in the state.
We see in Aristotle's defence of slavery how the conception of nature as the ideal can have a debasing influence upon views of practical politics.
The State will recognize and guarantee life, including care and protection from the conception
,  of which it is deduced that the Ecuadorian state guarantees the right to life, considering that there are currently numerous criteria related to the decriminalization of abortion.