Quiz • 10.3 • PHI 206.01 • Tuesday, October 3, 2017 • NAME: Yasmine Bestami This is a graded, take-home open book and open notes quiz. Please feel free to use your notes and any text that you find helpful, just make sure to cite whatever you reference. You must type your answer and e-mail me your final submission to me at [email protected] k.edu . Please feel free to e-mail with any questions and I should be able to respond within a few hours. Question: On p. 155 of the Ethics , Spinoza says "no one has yet determined what the body can do." What do you think he means by this? If possible, try to explain the significance of this statement, especially within a consideration of the somatophobia espoused by Descartes and Plato that Grosz described. Spinoza states in his demonstration of the second proposition in Book III that “no one has yet determined what the body can do” (Book II, p.155) as an elaboration on the notion that “The body cannot determine the mind to thinking, and the mind cannot determine the body to motion, to rest, or to anything else.” (Book II, p.155) It is
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