Philosophical Latin Phrases
Starting with phrase number 26

  1. Argumentum petitio Principii - Argument of asking for the beginning (Legal and philosophical term - Fallacy in which one person uses the conclusion as one of the premises to prove his conclusion. It is also called "begging the question", "circular argument" and "vicious circle". In Plato's Phaedo, Socrates incurs such fallacy trying to prove that the soul is immortal)
  2. Artes serviunt vitae, sapientia imperat - The arts provide a service to life, wisdom governs it (Philosophical Term - Seneca, Letters to Lucilius, 85, 32)
  3. Asumpsit tuas responsabilitates - Take charge (Philosophical Term - Assume your responsibilities)
  4. Aut tace aut loquere meliora silentio - Be quiet, or say something better than silence (Philosophical term)
  5. Aut viam inveniam aut faciam - I will find the way, or I will make one (Philosophical Term - This phrase was said by Anibal when his general told him it was impossible to cross the Alps)
  6. Beatus ille quem vivere in locus amoenus et carpe diem - Fortunate is the one who lives in a pleasant place and captures the day. (Philosophical term - A mix of several famous phrases to describe a simple way of live: to be happy, without seeking more wealth than those who are around you)
  7. Cognosco melior, facio taliter I know the best, I do the worst (Philosophical term - Similar to: Do as I say, not as I do)
  8. Condicio sine qua non - Condition without which it could not be (Legal and Philosophical term)
  9. Contra naturam - Against nature (Legal and philosophical term)
  10. Cuius vita despicitur, restat ut eius praedicatio contemnatur - The one whose life is despised, his words must be condemned (Philosophical term)
  11. Cuiusvis est errare; nullius nisi insipientes, in errore perseverare - To err is inherent in every man; but to persist in error takes a fool. (Philosophical term - Cicero)
  12. Cum cetera vitia senescant in homine, sola avaritia iuvenescit - When all vices aging a man, only greed rejuvenates him (Philosophical term )
  13. Cum hoc ergo propter hoc - With this, therefore because of this (Legal and philosophical term - A fallacy that confuses cause and effect)
  14. Cum virtutis potestas etiam in evacuandi se potestate permaneat - With the virtue of power, even when releasing power, the power remains. (Philosophical term - Hilarius - De Trinitate 1206)
  15. Cum vita brevis sit, nolite tempus perdere - Since life is short, do not waste time (Philosophical term)
  16. Da quod iubes et iube quod vis - Da lo que mandas, y manda lo que quieras - Give what thou commandest and command what thou wilt (Philosophical term - Augustine)
  17. De indisolubilia non disputatur - We must not continue discussing what we can not resolve or agree (Philosophical term - It is used when certain debates become endless because the contestants start from different premises or incompatible values)
  18. De nihilo nihil fit - You cannot make anything out of nothing (Philosophical term)
  19. Deus dedit, Deus abstulit - God Giveth, God Taketh Away (Philosophical term)
  20. Deus est mortali mortalem iuvare - God is a mortal that helps another mortal (Philosophical term)
  21. Dialecticam inventam esse, ven et falsi quasi disceptatricem - Dialectic was invented to decide between the true and the false (Philosophical term - Cicero)
  22. Dimidium animae meae - Half of my soul (Philosophical term)
  23. Docta ignorantia - On learned ignorance (Philosophical term - Title of a book by Nicolaus Cusanus)
  24. Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum - I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am (Rene Descartes - Philosophical term)
  25. Dum luceam, peream - I perish, but I look good (Philosophical term - serves as a norm for too many people in modern society)

Total: 143
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