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Spinoza

Denied common religion
The key to virtue was a proper knowledge and operation of the mind.
The primary source of ill is human emotional life (drama)

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Pantheist

God is in all things

2

Determinist

That which happens, happens necessarily

3

What was his salvation

The intellectual love of God
Get away from cultural conditioning. Look around

4

Desires people want

Sensual-does not satisfy. Disappoints,captivates, leave depressed
Riches- consumed, overtaken,saddened by failures
Fame-subject to external taste of others

5

Highest form of knowledge

Intuition
Above belief and imagination, science and knowledge
Equates this to know/living God

6

Commencing the path

Path itself transforms you
Arrive at a stable character. Arrive at knowledge of union between the mine and the whole of nature.

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Humans are born _____

Ignorant. Assume without evidence that God is the dictator of life
Ignore all evidence that God is a kind provider.