Change and the eternal part of the mind in Spinoza

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 91 (3):369-384 (2010)
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Spinoza insists that we can during the course of our lives increase that part of the mind that is constituted by knowledge, but he also calls that part of the mind its eternal part. How can what is eternal increase? I defend an interpretation on which there is a sense in which the eternal part of the mind can become greater without changing intrinsically at all



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