Eternity and Immortality
Examines Spinoza's account of the eternity of the mind in Part Five of the Ethics. Argues that this doctrine amounts to a denial of personal immortality. For Spinoza, virtue consists in the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge, and its benefits lie in this lifetime. There are no post‐mortem rewards or punishments. What survives the death of a human being is not a personal soul but simply a set of eternal ideas.
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