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Spinoza’s Lost Defense

Edwin Curley

in The Young Spinoza: A Metaphysician in the Making

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199971657
eISBN:
9780199346127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971657.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 1 addresses an early work of Spinoza’s that is not available to us. On July 27, 1656 Spinoza was put on cherem (Hebrew: “ban” or “excommunication”) by the lay leaders of the Portuguese Jewish ... More


A Buck-Passing Account of Morality

Richard Rowland

in The Normative and the Evaluative: The Buck-Passing Account of Value

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833611
eISBN:
9780191872044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833611.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter motivates and defends a new buck-passing account of all moral notions in terms of reasons for action and reasons to make amends. According to this view, for an action to be wrong is for ... More


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