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Single Idea 17201

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 1. Mind / c. Features of mind]

Full Idea

The will is distinguished from the intellect, the latter being finite, the former infinite.

Gist of Idea

The will is finite, but the intellect is infinite


Baruch de Spinoza (The Ethics [1675], II Pr 49)

Book Reference

Spinoza,Benedict de: 'Ethics', ed/tr. White,WH/Stirling,AH [Wordsworth 2001], p.90

Related Ideas

Idea 17198 Will and intellect are the same thing [Spinoza]

Idea 2282 My capacity to make choices with my free will extends as far as any faculty ever could [Descartes]