Poetry from 11/2013

9 November 2013

For everything that is, there is a reason why it is.

Spinoza holds that everything can be fully “conceived” or “understood”; we can regard these terms
as being synonymous with “explained”. Spinoza does not think that we do understand everything,
or that we have explanations for everything. He thinks that everything can be understood, and
that there are explanations for everything. To use another of his terms, everything is “intelligible”.

Everything has a cause.

Prof Geoff Pynn

http://www.niu.edu/~gpynn/322_H8.pdf

“For all is like an ocean, all flows and connects; touch it in one place and it echoes at the other end of the world.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

http://www.wi-phi.com/video/cosmological-argument-part-2

 


 

 


 

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3 November 2013

SPINOZA’S MOST FAMOUS CONCEPT

“Spinoza’s most famous concept: God and Nature are one and the same, and identical with all of Existence, mental and physical.  God is the mind of the universe; the universe is the body of God.  This is often called pantheism -- God is everywhere and in everything -- but in his day, it was called atheism.” 

http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/empvsrat.html

 

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