CHANGE AND THE ETERNAL PART OF THE MIND IN SPINOZA
Article first published online: 1 SEP 2010
© 2010 The Author. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly © 2010 University of Southern California and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
Volume 91, Issue 3, pages 369–384, September 2010
How to Cite
LEBUFFE, M. (2010), CHANGE AND THE ETERNAL PART OF THE MIND IN SPINOZA. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 91: 369–384. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2010.01372.x
- Issue published online: 1 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 1 SEP 2010
Spinoza insists that we can during the course of our lives increase that part of the mind that is constituted by knowledge, but he also calls that part of the mind its eternal part. How can what is eternal increase? I defend an interpretation on which there is a sense in which the eternal part of the mind can become greater without changing intrinsically at all.