But in philosophy he was an eclectic of the eclectics.
Apollonius combines in a strange fashion, like Plutarch and the eclectic Platonists, a decided monotheism with a conservative devotion to the ancient gods.
And the Pythagoreans of the early empire were a highly eclectic school.
It is one great object of this book to show how the later Stoicism and the new Platonism, working in eclectic harmony, strove to supply a rule of conduct and a higher vision of the Divine world.
Plutarch was an eclectic in the sense that, knowing all the moral systems of the past, he was ready to borrow from any of these principles which might give support to character.
But arbitrary fancy plays far too large a part in these random guesses, and system there is none, to bridge the gulf between the Platonist eclectic and the superstitious masses.
In this movement the eclectic and the sceptic had very much the same object in view--the support and culture of the individual moral life.
This is the outburst of a tolerant and eclectic Platonism, ready to condone everything in the crudest religious imagery.
It has been attempted to place this in an eclectic way on our law books, but this proposition remains a dead letter and is not applied in Italy, because a stroke of legislator's pen is not enough to change the fate of an entire nation.
This is the spirit which is still pervading criminal legislation, although there is a sort of eclectic compromise between the old and the new.
The classic school of criminology has substituted for the old absolutist conceptions of justice the eclectic theory that absolute justice has the right to punish, but a right modified by the interests of civilized life in present society.
See Macaulay's Essay on the Earl of Chatham (Eclectic English Classics, American Book Company).
The "eclectic method" is practically the combined system, or something between that and the dual method, and hardly needs separate classification.
It was an attitude of mind, not a body of doctrine; its nearest parallel is probably to be found in theeclectic strivings of the Renaissance philosophy and the modernizing tendencies of cisalpine humanism.
Timotheus, an authority on the Eleusinian mysteries, attempted to fuse the Greek and Egyptian cults into one eclectic system.
Reynolds' own manner in these pictures is merely the eclectic accumulation of the peculiarities of the old masters--he brought no new element into historical painting.
Clement, as already said, professed himself an eclectic in philosophy, and of such we need not expect the closest reasoning.
In Tertullian's century there seemed some prospect that every characteristic feature of the gospel would be so "re-stated" as to leave the gospel entirely indistinguishable from any other eclectic system of the moment.
Everything again is centripetal; Tertullian is too much in earnest to lose himself in the endless periods of the rhetorician, or in the charming fancies dear to the eclectic and especially to contemporary Platonists.
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From this account, brief though it be, the relation will be evident which such a philosophy and the historic method of eclectic discovery would have towards religion.
The Eclectic School is sketched in Morell’s History of Philosophy, vol.
This was the view presented in the teaching of Cousin and the Eclectic school of France.
The eclectic school was the means of uniting together the philosophy of Scotland and Germany, which had previously been running in separate streams.
Damiron was an admirable exponent of the eclectic school; Benjamin Constant, Degerando, and Lerminier, partially belonged to the same school.
If the eclectic attempts to adjust such speculations to Christianity which marked the progress of Gnosticism could have been embraced in our inquiry, the force of this class of causes would have been made still more apparent.
Generally speaking, initial courses in a department are governed by an eclectic aim, but in the advanced courses there must be constant adjustment to the needs of various groups.
There are courses that are foundational and that must therefore be governed by an eclectic aim.
The true eclectic recognizes no other rule than his particular taste, reason, or fancy, and two or more eclectics have little or nothing in common.
The eclectic carefully avoids the discussion of principles, and has neither taste nor capacity for abstract reasoning, although he may be a good practitioner; not that he has no ideas, but that his ideas form no working system.
We have called him an eclectic Platonist; but, in fact, it is very much disputed among the learned what sect of philosophers he honored with his allegiance.