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Early Modern PhilosophyMind, Matter, and Metaphysics$
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Christia Mercer and Eileen O'Neill

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177602

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195177606.001.0001

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“A Free Man Thinks of Nothing Less Than of Death”

“A Free Man Thinks of Nothing Less Than of Death”

Spinoza on the Eternity of the Mind

(p.103) “A Free Man Thinks of Nothing Less Than of Death”
Early Modern Philosophy

Daniel Garber (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Spinoza's doctrine of the eternal existence of the mind has given rise to an enormous amount of speculation, both as to what he meant by the doctrine and why he included it in the Ethics. This chapter presents an account of what exactly Spinoza means by eternity, and what he means when he claims that the mind exists eternally. Understanding what exactly Spinoza is claiming when he claims that the mind has eternal existence, the question as to the role that claim plays in Spinoza's philosophy can be addressed.

Keywords:   Spinoza, Ethics, mind, eternity, eternal existence

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