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A Study of Spinoza (Paperback) Loot Price: R435
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A Study of Spinoza (Paperback): James Martineau

A Study of Spinoza (Paperback)

James Martineau

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Chap. i. SUBSTANCE AND QUALITY. 115 II. Nature And Use Of Definition. In order to remove out of the way all confused ideas, recourse must be had to Definition, i.e. explicit statement of the objective essence of a thing. This at least it is in its most perfect form, where nothing is named which does not lie within the thing itself: and this form it will take, when the object denned is itself " in se." But when it is not " in se,"?when it is " in alio," the aliud will have to be named in the definition. How are we to understand this distinction, under the two members of which all things are to be found ? What is it for a thing to be "in se" or not "in se" ? The phrase originally marked the relation between a given object and the properties which may be predicated of it,?the one named by a substantive and treated as a permanent, the other by an adjective and treated as a dependent affection. The sun is a thing in itself; but its light is an affection of it. We have here simply the category of substance and quality. There is no finite substance, however, which, looked at in its antecedents instead of its consequents, does not lose its independence and turn out to be itself predicable as the affection or manifestation of something else; the sun, e.g. being the central condensation of a fire-cloud. The substantive character therefore becomes forfeited by every derived object, and rests exclusively with the eternal source of all,?the only Eeal self-existent being,in relation to which all else is Phenomenal. The antithesis of in se and in alio is the same as that between entity or substantive reality and all that you can predicate of it. But there is another relation with which Spinoza identifies it, viz. that of Causality, and the language of which he treats as synonymous wi...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: James Martineau
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-16207-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-16207-X
Barcode: 9780217162074

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