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Single Idea 17186

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 1. Grounding / a. Nature of grounding]

Full Idea

Men prefer order to confusion, as if order were something in nature apart from our own imagination.

Gist of Idea

Men say they prefer order, not realising that we imagine the order


Baruch de Spinoza (The Ethics [1675], IApp)

Book Reference

Spinoza,Benedict de: 'Ethics', ed/tr. White,WH/Stirling,AH [Wordsworth 2001], p.38