Ethic: Demonstrated in Geometrical Order and Divided Into Five Parts, which Treat I. of God; II. of the Nature and Origin of the Mind; III. of the Nature and Origin of the Affects; IV. of Human Bondage, Or of the Strength of the Affects; V. of the Power of the Intellect, Or of Human Liberty, Volume 34;Volume 765

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Trübner & Company, 1883 - 297 pagina's
 

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Pagina 30 - ... that which is in itself, and is conceived through itself, or those attributes of substance, which express eternal and infinite essence, in other words (Prop. xiv. Coroll. i., and Prop. xvii. Coroll. ii.) God, in so far as he is considered as a free cause.
Pagina 54 - 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 2 - That thing is called free which exists from the necessity of its own nature alone, and is determined to action by itself alone. That thing, on the other hand, is called necessary or rather compelled, which by another is determined to existence and action in a fixed and prescribed manner.
Pagina 226 - 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 22 - God in so far as it is conceived to constitute the divine essence, differs from our intellect both...
Pagina 5 - Since finiteness is in truth partly negation, and infinitude absolute affirmation of existence of some kind, it follows from Prop. 7 alone that all substance must be infinite. Schol. 2. — I fully expect that those who judge things confusedly, and who have not been accustomed to cognise things through their first causes, will find it difficult to comprehend the demonstration of the 7th Proposition, since they do not distinguish between the modifications of substances and substances themselves, and...

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