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immutable
used in Sophie's World

27 uses
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Definition
unchangeable
  • A philosopher, as we have seen, tries to grasp something that is eternal and immutable.
    9 — Plato (50% in)
immutable = not subject to change
  • He therefore assumed that everything was built up of tiny invisible blocks, each of which was eternal and immutable.
    5 — Democritus (36% in)
  • But however infinite they might be in number and shape, they were all eternal, immutable, and indivisible.
    5 — Democritus (48% in)
  • But behind everything that flowed there were some eternal and immutable things that did not flow.
    5 — Democritus (87% in)
  • Briefly, we can establish that Plato was concerned with the relationship between what is eternal and immutable, on the one hand, and what "flows," on the other.
    9 — Plato (27% in)
  • And yet in one sense, even Socrates and the Sophists were preoccupied with the relationship between the eternal and immutable, and the "flowing."
    9 — Plato (28% in)
  • By using our common sense we can all arrive at these immutable norms, since human reason is in fact eternal and immutable.
    9 — Plato (30% in)
  • By using our common sense we can all arrive at these immutable norms, since human reason is in fact eternal and immutable.
    9 — Plato (30% in)
  • He is concerned with both what is eternal and immutable in nature and what is eternal and immutable as regards morals and society.
    9 — Plato (31% in)
  • He is concerned with both what is eternal and immutable in nature and what is eternal and immutable as regards morals and society.
    9 — Plato (31% in)
  • He tried to grasp a "reality" that was eternal and immutable.
    9 — Plato (31% in)
  • Absolutely everything that belongs to the "material world" is made of a material that time can erode, but everything is made after a timeless "mold" or "form" that is eternal and immutable.
    9 — Plato (35% in)
  • But the "form" of the horse is eternal and immutable.
    9 — Plato (36% in)
  • That which is eternal and immutable, to Plato, is therefore not a physical "basic substance," as it was for Empedocles and Democritus.
    9 — Plato (36% in)
  • Plato's conception was of eternal and immutable patterns, spiritual and abstract in their nature that all things are fashioned after.
    9 — Plato (37% in)
  • In the midst of nature's cycle there were some eternal and immutable smallest elements that did not dissolve, they thought.
    9 — Plato (38% in)
  • He called this reality the world of ideas; it contained the eternal and immutable "patterns" behind the various phenomena we come across in nature.
    9 — Plato (48% in)
  • This world of ideas cannot be perceived by the senses, but the ideas (or forms) are eternal and immutable.
    9 — Plato (62% in)
  • No Innate Ideas Like the philosophers before him, Plato wanted to find the eternal and immutable in the midst of all change.
    11 — Aristotle (14% in)
  • He also agreed that the actual form of the horse is eternal and immutable.
    11 — Aristotle (15% in)
  • It is all very reminiscent of Plato's distinction between the concrete world of the senses and the immutable world of ideas.
    17 — The Baroque (85% in)
  • He therefore assumed that everything was built up of tiny invisible blocks, each of which was eternal and immutable.
    22 — Berkeley (56% in)
  • Now the Enlightenment philosophers saw it as their duty to lay a foundation for morals, religion, and ethics in accordance with man's immutable reason.
    23 — The Enlightenent (67% in)
  • Both in ecclesiastic and scientific circles, the Biblical doctrine of the immutability of all vegetable and animal species was strictly adhered to.
    29 — Darwin (22% in)
  • Plato's theory of ideas presupposed that all animal species were immutable because they were made after patterns of eternal ideas or forms.
    29 — Darwin (23% in)
  • The immutability of animal species was also one of the cornerstones of Aristotle's philosophy.
    29 — Darwin (23% in)
  • Increasingly, he began to doubt that all species were immutable.
    29 — Darwin (35% in)

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