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without any cause known to us


detail (p iv., mutilated; inverted)
A new English dictionary on historical principles (the O.E.D.), v. IV, F and G (1901)
College of the Pacific Library copy, scandate 20060313

Any thing can be the accidental cause of Joy, Sadness, or Desire.

Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), Ethics (1677)
P15 (and epigram from Scholium), Third Part, “On the Origin and Nature of the Affects”
in The Collected Works of Spinoza, Edwin Curley, ed., and trans. (1985) : 503

26 February 2017

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