Baruch Spinoza Quote

Now it is evident, from the definition above given, that prophecy really includes ordinary knowledge; for the knowledge which we acquire by our natural faculties depends on our knowledge of God and his eternal laws; but ordinary knowledge is common to all men as men, and rests on foundations which all share, whereas the multitude always strains after rarities and exceptions, and thinks little of the gifts of nature ; so that, when prophecy is talked of, ordinary knowledge is not supposed to be included.


Tractatus Theologico-Politicus

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Now it is evident, from the definition above given, that prophecy really includes ordinary knowledge; for the knowledge which we acquire by our...

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Now it is evident, from the definition above given, that prophecy really includes ordinary knowledge; for the knowledge which we acquire by our...

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Now it is evident, from the definition above given, that prophecy really includes ordinary knowledge; for the knowledge which we acquire by our...

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Now it is evident, from the definition above given, that prophecy really includes ordinary knowledge; for the knowledge which we acquire by our...