Spinoza response iv.

“By attribute I understand what the intellect perceives of a substance, as constituting its essence.”

Ethics by Spinoza

How does our


affect existence?

By conceiving,

do we help create

existence or form


Does the world become

solid once we see it?

Melinda Anne Caines


Spinoza response ii.

“D2: That thing is said to be finite in its own kind that can be limited by another of the same nature

For example, a body is called finite because we always conceive another that is greater. Thus a thought is limited by another thought.  But a body is not limited by a thought nor a thought by a body”

Ethics by Spinoza 

Why is it wrong 

to compare 

two things 

of a different 


if both things 

can be translated 

into mathematical 


How could 

a thought be 50

while a body is 75?

How would the rules

for the mathematical 


be determined?
Melinda Anne Caines