Can Two Equal Inﬁnity? The Attributes of God in Spinoza
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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SpinozaÂ’s God is a being with inﬁnite attributes, each of which expresses inﬁnite essence.Â Does this mean that God has inﬁnitely many attributes, each of which expresses inﬁnite essence, or does God simply have attributes, each of which is inﬁnite and expresses inﬁnite essence?Â SpinozaÂ’s argumentation in Letter 9 and the Scholium to Prop. I.10 clearly indicates that it is not just each individual attribute that is inﬁnite, but there are in some sense inﬁnitely many of them.Â This would seem to settle the issue, except that Spinoza never talks of more than two attributes, Extension..
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