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ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE UNDERSTANDING l
Of the Nature and Origin of the Mind
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absolutely absurd according action adequate ideas affected aﬁected aﬂirm Albert Burgh attri attribute axiom believe beneﬁt BLYENBERGH called ceived clear and distinct conceive conception consequently contrariwise contrary Coroll deﬁned deﬁnition Descartes determined diﬁerent divine Elector Palatine endeavour essence evil exis explain external body external cause fear ﬁnd ﬁnite ﬁrst ﬁxed follows further given God’s greater guidance of reason Hague hate hatred hence HENRY OLDENBURG human body human mind imagination inasmuch inﬁnite intellect involves kind of knowledge last Prop Lastly letter man’s mean men’s mind’s modes modiﬁcations motion nature necessarily necessity object OLDENBURG opinion particular thing passions passive perceive perfect philosophy pleasure or pain Pnor possess power of activity present Proof.—The proportion proposition prove Q.E.D. PROP reﬂect regard solely Spinoza substance suﬂicient tence thought tion Tractatus Theologico-Politicus true truth understanding virtue Voorburg whatsoever whereby wherefore whereof wish words xxvii