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Spinoza, Baruch - Ethics - The essence of man



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Spinoza's full argument was that God - the Ultimate Intelligence - consisted of a vast number of attributes [functions] and that given that God was the ultimate of all creation we could not have an attribute that God did not possess.  As such, given that the world consisted of a host of other things with other attributes - functions - we must have a subset of the atributes of God [a tiny subset given the number of things in the universe]


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Baruch Spinoza - Ethics

 …. From this it follows that the essence of man is constituted by certain modifications of God’s attributes

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Spinoza, Baruch

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