The Platonic Idealism

underlies all our particular desires, and it is the good that we really seek in every end we set before us. " This is what every man pursues and makes his end, having a presentiment that there is such an end, and yet hesitating because neither knowing its nature nor having the same sure proof of it that we have of other things/'1 In other words, the good is the presupposition of all particular goods just as tho truth is the presupposition of all our ordinary judgments, which, no doubt, are often erroneous, but nevertheless by synthesis and dialectic may be made to yield the knowledge of a principle which will enable us at once to explain and to correct them.

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