Humility is pain arising from a man's contemplation of his own infirmities (Def. of
..... activities as are adequately conceived through man's essence only (E3D2).
In God there is necessarily the idea not only of his essence, but also of all things
... exist nor be conceived; lastly, that all things are predetermined by God, not
through his .... The being of substance does not appertain to the essence of man
— in other ..... The activities of the mind arise solely from adequate ideas; the
Considered formally, as the content of my thinking activity, the ideas involved in
the ... Descartes held that there are only three possibilities: all of our ideas are
either ... With this reservation in mind, we'll continue through the Meditations,
seeing how ... According to Descartes, the essence of material substance is
It is the essence of man -- in contrast to the various forms of his historical ....
through which man suffers and does not have an adequate idea of reality, and
into ... For Spinoza, Goethe, Hegel, as well as for Marx, man is alive only
inasmuch as he is ... in the way in which the direct and natural species
relationship is conceived.
Nov 18, 2010 ... Consequently, the human being is conceived as only an acting agent. By action
or activity one simply means the power to cause an ... He does so by establishing
a higher, non-instrumental sense of thinking that would be adequate to a ... a
genuine philosophical humanism is to return to the essence of man ...
I. By an 'adequate' cause, I mean a cause through which its effect can be clearly
and .... The mind endeavours to conceive only such things as assert its power of
activity. LV. ... I. "Desire" is the actual essence of man, in so far as it is conceived,
Humans find happiness only through a rational understanding of this system ...
Inadequate Ideas; Adequate Ideas; Three Kinds of Knowledge ... Spinoza set to
work on his Short Treatise on God, Man, and His Well-Being. .... ID4: By attribute I
understand what the intellect perceives of a substance, as constituting its
So chair and tree are both meanings all raw materials were just transformed ....
What is an activity which is adequately conceived through man's essence only?
It is through internalization that man is a product of society (3). ... Man, as we
know him empirically, cannot be conceived of apart from the continuous
outpouring of himself into ... Human being is externalizing in its essence and from
the beginning (4). .... And only in society can the products of those activities
persist over time.
 And yet, despite its centrality, Spinoza's account of freedom and activity is still
rather ... not only because he rejects traditional ways of conceiving of the problem
of freedom, .... Indeed they seem to conceive man in Nature as a dominion within
a .... For instance, particular passions when adequately understood (through the...