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  • Baruch Spinoza: The Giants of Philosophy | Thomas Cook

    Baruch Spinoza: The Giants of Philosophy

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    A Portuguese Jew living in Holland, Spinoza was excommunicated because of the unorthodox view he took of God. Spinoza wrote in the rationalist style of a geometric proof to develop his idea of God as the infinite, indwelling cause of all things, a unified causal system that is virtually synonymous with nature.

    las3tortugas says: "Spinoza, a unknown phylosopher for most people"
  • Spinoza: Philosophy in an Hour | Paul Strathern

    Spinoza: Philosophy in an Hour

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    Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Spinoza in just one hour.Spinoza’s brilliant metaphysical system was derived neither from reality nor experience. Starting from basic axioms (assumptions), by means of a series of geometric proofs he built a universe which was also God – one and the same thing, the classic example of pantheism.

  • Ethics | Benedict de Spinoza

    Ethics

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    Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics, first published in 1677, constitutes a major systematic critique of the traditional and religious foundations of philosophical thought. In it, Spinoza follows a logical step-by-step format consisting of definitions, axioms, propositions, proofs, and corollaries to create a comprehensive inquiry into the truth about God, nature, and humans' place within the universe. From these broad metaphysical themes, Spinoza derives what he considered to be the highest principles of religion and society and lays out an ethical system in which reason is the supreme value.

    AP says: "Great way to learn a classic text"
  • Contre-histoire de la philosophie 6.1: Les libertins baroques - De Gassendi à Spinoza | Michel Onfray

    Contre-histoire de la philosophie 6.1: Les libertins baroques - De Gassendi à Spinoza

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    L'écriture de l'histoire de la philosophie occidentale n'est pas neutre : une Grèce prétendument fondatrice à l'exclusion des pensées qui la précèdent dans le temps ; une domination idéaliste, notamment platonicienne ; une tradition qui poursuit ce parti-pris avec le spiritualisme chrétien et l'idéal allemand - l'historiographie dominante est nettement platonicienne. Or, on peut proposer une contre-histoire de la philosophie qui se soucie d'un autre lignage : matérialiste, hédoniste, nominaliste, athée, sensualiste, empirique, etc. Et s'y inscrire avec le souci d'une pensée systématique.

  • Descartes - Spinoza - Leibniz: L'œuvre philosophique expliquée | Luc Ferry

    Descartes - Spinoza - Leibniz: L'œuvre philosophique expliquée

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    René Descartes, philosophe français par excellence, ouvre l'ère de la modernité. Sa volonté est de s'extraire des préjugés et des certitudes non prouvées, de passer l'intégralité du monde au crible du doute pour pouvoir penser par soi-même. Fondateur de la philosophie du sujet, il base tout l'édifice de la science et de la connaissance sur la réflexion humaine, le fameux cogito.

  • Descartes und Spinoza (Geschichte der Philosophie) | August Messer

    Descartes und Spinoza (Geschichte der Philosophie)

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    Der Begründer der rationalistischen Richtung der neueren Philosophie ist René Descartes. Seine erkenntnistheoretischen Erwägungen...

  • Contre-histoire de la philosophie 6.2: Les libertins baroques - De Gassendi à Spinoza | Michel Onfray

    Contre-histoire de la philosophie 6.2: Les libertins baroques - De Gassendi à Spinoza

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    L'écriture de l'histoire de la philosophie occidentale n'est pas neutre : une Grèce prétendument fondatrice à l'exclusion des pensées qui la précèdent dans le temps ; une domination idéaliste, notamment platonicienne ; une tradition qui poursuit ce parti-pris avec le spiritualisme chrétien et l'idéal allemand - l'historiographie dominante est nettement platonicienne. Or, on peut proposer une contre-histoire de la philosophie qui se soucie d'un autre lignage : matérialiste, hédoniste, nominaliste, athée, sensualiste, empirique, etc. Et s'y inscrire avec le souci d'une pensée systématique.

  • Extraits | Baruch Spinoza

    Extraits

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    Banni de sa communauté juive d'origine, influencé par les courants de pensée novateurs de son temps Spinoza consacra une vie retirée à la production d' oeuvres philosophiques.

  • Spinoza in 90 Minutes | Paul Strathern

    Spinoza in 90 Minutes

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    • By Paul Strathern
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    Spinoza's brilliant metaphysical system was derived neither from reality nor experience. Starting from basic assumptions, with a series of geometric proofs he built a universe which was also God, one and the same thing, the classic example of pantheism. Although his system seems an oddity today, Spinoza's conclusions are deeply in accord with modern thought, from science (the holistic ethics of today's ecologists) to politics (the idea that the state exists to protect the individual).

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