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Spinoza believed that “substance” was real. He disagreed with Descartes (a contemporary philosopher) that there were multiple things (Mind and Body) making up a substance. Aristotle also used the term but his meaning referred to basic things in the world that were individuals. Spinoza had religious influences in work as he described the creative aspect as works of god according to our packet. When the “substance” was not actively being formed, then it was called nature. He did not view God and nature as different substances just different words for the same thing.
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