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Last updated Jul 2, 2021 Edit Source

# Spinoza

Source: Spinoza – Understanding the emotions Clare Carlisle

Every individual thing has conatus: it strives to persevere in its existence. In order to live, we need power, or energy, and because various external influences can diminish our power, we seek not only to sustain this power, but to increase it.

The mind’s power of thought, and the body’s power of movement – fluctuates over time. Joy arises with the feeling of an increase in power, and the emotion of sadness when power is diminished.

# Ozma of Oz

# Traditional connection between thinking and being alive