[In this fragment of a letter Spinoza refers his
friend to Ethics, I. x. and II. vii. note.]
Letter 68 (66) Spinoza to Tschirnhausen.
Distinguished Sir, -- . . . But in answer to your
objection I say, that although each
particular thing be
expressed in infinite
ways in the infinite
yet those infinite
ideas, whereby it is expressed,
cannot constitute one and the same
mind of a
minds; seeing that each of these
infinite ideas has no connection with the rest, as I have
explained in the same note to Ethics,
E2P7CN, and as is
also evident from E1P10.
If you will reflect on these
passages a little, you will see that all difficulty vanishes,
The Hague, 18 August, 1675.