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Tue 5 Jan, 2010 05:03 pm - @ VideCorSpoon: Thank you very much again. I think I see the reasons now why Spinoza's idea of hate puzzled me so much: First: "By pleasure therefore in the following propositions I shall... (view)
Sun 3 Jan, 2010 06:35 pm - @ VideCorSpoon: Thanks for you post. What keeps me thinking, though, is: how could hate possibly decrease our power to persist through existence, whereas love increases it? Spinoza doesn't... (view)
Sat 2 Jan, 2010 03:38 pm - I've solved the problem! Once I wrote: [QUOTE]What does this mean? love = pleasure (accompanied by the idea of an external cause) = passive state (wherein the mind passes to a greater... (view)
Fri 18 Dec, 2009 12:45 pm - I really agree with your thoughts, although i think we're missing the point. It may be a mistake, but I do think the key point is the obscure word (or Spinoza's obscure use of the word)... (view)
Fri 18 Dec, 2009 09:17 am - [QUOTE=Arjuna;111979]I don't think Spinoza did distinguish between them except to say that love carries with it the idea of being affected by something external. Pleasure itself is direct... (view)
Wed 16 Dec, 2009 03:17 pm - [QUOTE=Arjuna;111549]The experience of pleasure quiets the mind... the mind responds to this[I]. [/I]It [I]goes into motion[/I] according to its nature: it asks why? It identifies the cause. It... (view)
Mon 7 Dec, 2009 03:05 pm - In the hope that some of you have dealt with Spinoza's "Ethics" yet, I'd be eager to discuss particularly the third book ("On the Origin and Nature of the Emotions").... (view)
Mon 7 Dec, 2009 01:07 pm - Hi there! I have joined this forum in order to discuss some thoughts on Spinoza. Regards, Wisigerno (view)
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