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- n. a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
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The introduction of metempsychosis as a philosophical doctrine is due to Pythagoras, who, we are told, gave himself out as identical with the Trojan hero Euphorbos, and added copious details of his subsequent soul-wanderings.
In conclusion, mention must be made of a very interesting and suggestive philosophical doctrine -- the Law of Correspondences, -- due in its explicit form to the Swedish philosopher, who was both scientist and mystic, EMANUEL SWEDENBORG.