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Baruch Spinoza’s Icosahedron
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Origin

Baruch Spinoza

Type

Icosahedron

Effects

Allows the user to think clear and rationally

Downsides

Others will view the user’s ideas as radical and dangerous

Activation

Touch

Collected by

Warehouse 11

Section

Socrates-953A

Aisle

398046-6507

Shelf

38064-5762-428

Date of Collection

May 1746

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OriginEdit

Baruch Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher whose views were discarded during his life. After his death however, people were drawn to his rational ideas and ‘clear philosophies’. His magnum opus, the posthumous Ethics, in which he opposed René Descartes' mind–body dualism, has earned him recognition as one of Western philosophy's most important thinkers. He developed highly controversial ideas regarding the authenticity of the Hebrew Bible, culminating in his cherem, or excommunication, from Jewish society and his placement on the Catholic Church’s Index of Forbidden Books.

EffectsEdit

The icosahedron (20 sided die) clears the mind and allows the user to think rationally, but makes other people think his or her views are radical and dangerous. Very handy artifact in decision-making, but others will fanatically oppose and reject the users’ ideas.

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