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).
Virtue is human power, which is defined solely by man's essence (E4D8), that is
... which is perceived through his essence alone, or which adequately follows
from his virtue. ... But we only act, in so far as we understand (E3P3): therefore to
act in ... Therefore our power of activity, however it be conceived, can be
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 ...
With this reservation in mind, we'll continue through the Meditations, seeing how
... the understanding (although limited in scope) is adequate for human needs, ...
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.
Jun 29, 2001 ... There is only one substance in the universe; it is God; and ... Proposition 10:
Each attribute of a substance must be conceived through itself. ... us can have
only deleterious effects on human freedom and activity, insofar as it fosters a ....
Any adequate analysis of Spinoza's identification of God and Nature will...
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 .... 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
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 ...
By an adequate idea, I mean an idea which, in so far as it is considered in itself,
... I. The essence of man does not involve necessary existence, that is, it may, in
the order ... In God there is necessarily the idea not only of his essence, but also
of all ... Each attribute is conceived through itself, without any other (Part i., Pr...
Likewise, the essence of technology is by no means anything technological. ....
One is that techne is the name not only for the activities and skills of the .... Man
can indeed conceive, fashion, and carry through this or that in one way or
another. .... essence of modern technology is adequately found out through
In this article, using comparative analysis, the essence of man is critically ... the
diverse character of man's activities that an adequate notion of self is difficult and
hence .... He is conceived as basically material, just like other material existents.