Spinoza response iv.

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

Ethics by Spinoza

How does our

understanding

affect existence?

By conceiving,

do we help create

existence or form

existence?

Does the world become

solid once we see it?

Melinda Anne Caines

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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 

kind

if both things 

can be translated 

into mathematical 

representations?

How could 

a thought be 50

while a body is 75?

How would the rules

for the mathematical 

representation

be determined?
Melinda Anne Caines