Infinite Modes

In Andre Santos Campos (ed.), Spinoza: Basic Concepts. Imprint Academic. pp. 43-54 (2015)
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Abstract

In this chapter I explain Spinoza's concept of "infinite modes". After some brief background on Spinoza's thoughts on infinity, I provide reasons to think that Immediate Infinite Modes are identical to the attributes, and that Mediate Infinite Modes are merely totalities of finite modes. I conclude with some considerations against the alternative view that infinite modes are laws of nature.

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