By the account of his enemy Abailard, he held an uncompromising Realism which maintained that the Universal was a substance or thing which was present in its entirety in each individual.
“Consider yourself, Grigory Vassilyevitch,” Smerdyakov went on,staid and unruffled, conscious of his triumph, but, as it were,generous to the vanquished foe. “
I say that if you want really to know what justice is, you should not only ask but answer, and you should not seek honour to yourself from the refutation of an opponent, but have your own answer; for there is many a one who can ask and cannot answer.
“I am sorry to see a pupil of mine displaying such a temper and such a vindictive spirit,” he said in a solemn tone, as if the mere fact of being a pupil of his ought to root out all evil passions from the hearts of small imperfect mortals. “
He added that when he looked for the man a few moments afterwards, the stranger had apparently lost himself in the crowd, disappeared and was seen no more by him.
I told him about Abe Lincoln, what a student he was, and that I wanted he should give him a job.
Its mostinferior form is met with when the multitude is composed ofindividuals belonging to different races.