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On the Improvement of the Understanding By Baruch Spinoza On the Improvement of the Understanding After experience had taught me that all the usual surroundings of social life are vain and futile seeing that none of the objects of my fears contained in themselves anything either good or bad excep

  • Title: On the Improvement of the Understanding
  • Author: Baruch Spinoza
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  • Page: 474
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  • On the Improvement of the Understanding By Baruch Spinoza After experience had taught me that all the usual surroundings of social life are vain and futile seeing that none of the objects of my fears contained in themselves anything either good or bad, except in so far as the mind is affected by them, I finally resolved to inquire whether there might be some real good having power to communicate itself, which would affect the m After experience had taught me that all the usual surroundings of social life are vain and futile seeing that none of the objects of my fears contained in themselves anything either good or bad, except in so far as the mind is affected by them, I finally resolved to inquire whether there might be some real good having power to communicate itself, which would affect the mind singly, to the exclusion of all else whether, in fact, there might be anything of which the discovery and attainment would enable me to enjoy continuous, supreme, and unending happiness.
    On the Improvement of the Understanding By Baruch Spinoza

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    1. Το Άσχημο Ρύζι Καρολίνα on said:

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    2. Paul, on said:

      It is unfortunate that a lot of good philosophical thinking is undone by a few bad presuppositions Such is the case with Benedictus de Spinoza s On the Improvement of the Understanding This booklet is a great example of the extreme confidence in human rationality which characterized the Enlightenment though it is not light reading For example, The mind, in paying attention to a thing hypothetical or false, so as to meditate upon it and understand it, and derive the proper conclusions in due orde [...]

    3. Otto Lehto on said:

      This short book, unfinished and energetic, is a fascinating glimpse into the autobiographical motivations and the almost superhuman optimism of this brilliant Enlightenment thinker.The basic argument of the text, also found in Ethics, is that knowledge is power and the route to lasting happiness Newly acquired rational or empirical knowledge, or, what comes to the same thing, the emendation of our false ideas into true ones, can increase our powers of flourishing As an introduction to the empowe [...]

    4. Garth on said:

      Spinoza s philosophy encompasses nearly every area of philosophical discourse, including metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of science It earned Spinoza an enduring reputation as one of the most important and original thinkers of the seventeenth century.Samuel Shirley, who translated Spinoza s complete works into English, summed up the significance of Spinoza s philosophy as follows To my mind, although Spinoza lived and thought long before [...]

    5. Laras on said:

      I got an impression of self righteousness of the writer along my reading And there seems also a force of ideas that the readers must agree with, and if a reader doesn t agree, then they must either be arguing in bad faith, or he must confess that there are men in complete mental blindness either innate or due to misconceptions that such readers are just automata who don t know what they are talking about because they don t agree with him And I also got an impression that the writer is trying to [...]

    6. djreggiereg Mas Reg on said:

      Thus, as the truth needs no sign it being to possess the subjective essence of things, or, in other words, the ideas of them, in order that all doubts may be removed.Truth needs no sign, as long as I don t have any doubts, a truth will be true If I have any incling of a doubt, then it s false.

    7. Daniel Guzman on said:

      Spinoza y una muy bien lograda visi n del genero humano y de sus verdades y falsedades, mas el m todo para su identificaci n La profundidad de esta obra me impiden hacer un review significativo, cada cual le debe dar su interpretaci n a mi me aporto bastante

    8. Sam on said:

      Short relatively , sweet well, sweet ish , and to the point Three words I don t often get to say about philosophy, especially philosophy from the 17th century.

    9. Akhil Zoomin on said:

      My first book of Spinoza I am completely taken away by the sheer genius and his extraordinary understanding of things

    10. João Cruz on said:

      O trilho que o homem deve tra ar para atingir o conhecimento sem falsas percep es e sem fic es, na perspectiva de uma das maiores mentes do s c XVII N o percebi tudo, talvez por me faltar o enquadramento de outros pensadores como Descartes ou Bacon, mas do que consegui tirar sentido percebi que a metodologia ligada ao conhecimento cient fico atual, foi constru do por grandes pensadores como Espinosa.

    11. Webysther on said:

      Um livro confuso, vago e extremamente abstrato Esse livro um conjunto de escritos que de fato n o se tornaram um livro.

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