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absolutely infinite abstract absurd action actually existing adequate ideas affected affirmation argument attri attribute thought axiom belongs causa sui causality ceived clear and distinct common comprehend conceived by means conception concrete considered constitutes the essence corollary Corollary.—Hence it follows corporeal substance corresponding deduced deny Descartes desire distinguished divine nature efficient cause emotions endeavor eternal and infinite eternal things Ethics everything expresses external bodies external cause finite fixed and eternal form of eternity God's greater the number Hence human body human mind images imagine individual things inferred infinity of things intellect Introductory Note involve kind of knowledge merely mode of thinking modifications motion natura naturans object passion perfection philosophy pleasure preceding proposition proof Proof.—The prove Q. E. D. Prop real things reason referred regard relation schol scholium second place sense Spinoza Spinozistic substance third kind tion true idea truth universal vidual wholly words world of essences
Pagina 131 - Is it true of the idea of a triangle, that its three angles are equal to two right ones ? It is true also of a triangle, wherever it really exists.
Pagina 86 - God loves himself, not in so far as he is infinite, but in so far as he can be explained through the essence of the human mind regarded under the form of eternity; in other words, the intellectual love of the mind towards God is part of the infinite love, wherewith God loves himself.
Pagina 102 - ... referred to God, in so far as he constitutes the essence of the human mind; therefore (by the same Coroll.
Pagina 31 - Therefore, for a person to say that he has a clear and distinct — that is, a true — idea of a substance, but that he is not sure whether such substance exists, would be the same as if he said that he had a true idea, but was not sure whether or no it was false...
Pagina 241 - Coroll.) the idea of this modification, in so far as it involves the property A, will be adequate in God, in so far as God is affected by the idea of the human body; that is (II. xiii.), in so far as he constitutes the nature of the human mind; therefore (II.
Pagina 25 - By substance, I mean that which is in itself, and is conceived through itself : in other words, that of which a conception can be formed independently of any other conception.
Pagina 66 - ... few things must have been observed which are injurious, such as storms, earthquakes, diseases, and it was affirmed that these things happened either because the gods were angry because of wrongs which had been inflicted on them by man, or because of sins committed in the method of worshipping them ; and although experience daily contradicted this, and showed by an infinity of examples that both the beneficial and the injurious were indiscriminately bestowed on the pious and the impious, the inveterate...
Pagina 114 - I shall call reason and knowledge of the second kind. Besides these two kinds of knowledge, there is a third, as I shall hereafter show, which we shall call intuitive science. This kind of Joiowing advances from an adequate idea of the formal essence of certain attributes of God to the adequate knowledge of the essence of things.