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Spinoza In Plain English, Book 2, Part 3: Human Being, Divine Being

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This is the latest post in my quixotic attempt to write an accessible commentary on all of Spinoza’s Ethics. See here for An Introduction To Spinoza or start the series at the beginning with Spinoza In Plain English pt.1: Substance.

As Spinoza lays out his opening axioms for Book 2 he first asserts that no individual human beings exists necessarily…




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