Spinoza, Baruch

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    Spinoza’s philosophy radically changed the framework of western thought during
    modernity, and had huge consequences for its development from the 17th century
    onwards. Drawing on different traditions of thought, he created a system of philosophy
    which challenged the views of his contemporary readers in almost every domain. From
    his metaphysics to his epistemology, from his account of morals to his political theory,
    from his method of interpreting Scripture, to the method of exposition that he employed
    in his main work—namely, the Ethics Demonstrated in Geometrical Order (1677)—, there is
    not a single aspect of Spinoza’s philosophy which has not been thoroughly examined and
    discussed. Yet, Spinoza’s theses and arguments continue to influence philosophical
    debates. Spinoza’s so called substance monism, his identification of God with nature, his
    strict necessitarianism, his unique account of the mind-body relationship and of human
    affects, his passionate defence of religious freedom and of freedom of thought are still a
    source of inspiration for many thinkers and the focus of several studies, not necessarily
    related to the limited domain of the historiography of philosophy.
    Originele taal-2English
    TitelEncyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy
    RedacteurenMarco Sgarbi
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-319-14168-8
    StatusPublished - 6-feb-2019

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