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Single Idea 17180

[catalogued under 28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 2. Pantheism]

Full Idea

Whatever is, is in God, and nothing can either be or be conceived without God.

Gist of Idea

Everything is in God, and nothing exists or is thinkable without God


Baruch de Spinoza (The Ethics [1675], I Pr 15)

Book Reference

Spinoza,Benedict de: 'Ethics', ed/tr. White,WH/Stirling,AH [Wordsworth 2001], p.14

A Reaction

Presumably atheists are not very good at conceiving, because they don't understand properly. This is the pantheism for which Spinoza became famous, or notorious. Critics said he was a closet atheist.