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Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy

Michael Ayers (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264201
eISBN:
9780191734670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264201.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book comprises three main chapters on Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz, with extensive responses. It explores the common ground of the great early-modern rationalist theories, and provides an ... More


From Bondage to Freedom: Spinoza on Human Excellence

Michael Lebuffe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383539
eISBN:
9780199870530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383539.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book defends a comprehensive interpretation of Spinoza's enlightened vision of human excellence, including his theories of good and evil, virtue, perfection, and freedom. Spinoza holds that what ... More


Spinoza's Heresy: Immortality and the Jewish Mind

Steven Nadler

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247073
eISBN:
9780191598074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247072.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is a study of the reasons behind Spinoza's excommunication from the Portuguese–Jewish community of Amsterdam in 1656. The central question in the book is how and why did the issue of the ... More


Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 2

Jonathan Bennett

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250920
eISBN:
9780191597060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250924.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents and analyses the most important parts of the philosophical works of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. Volume 1: the shift from Aristotelian to Cartesian ... More


New Essays on the Rationalists

Rocco J. Gennaro and Charles Huenemann (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195165418
eISBN:
9780199868285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165411.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This anthology presents recent writings on Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz. All of the essays were written especially for this volume, and many of them grew out of a 1995 NEH summer seminar on the ... More


Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 1

Jonathan Bennett

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250913
eISBN:
9780191597053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250916.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents and analyses the most important parts of the philosophical works of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. Volume 1: the shift from Aristotelian to Cartesian ... More


The Unity of Knowledge

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296446
eISBN:
9780191711985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296446.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

One of the driving ideas behind many of the various movements in 17th-century natural philosophy was that of the unity of knowledge. There were two principal ways of establishing this in its most ... More


Spinoza: Metaphysical Themes

Olli I. Koistinen and John I. Biro (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195128154
eISBN:
9780199786008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512815X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book features 11 essays on the philosophy of Spinoza. These essays support the contention that Spinoza was not only a visionary, but also an acute philosopher who anticipated philosophical ... More


Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Volume VI

Daniel Garber and Donald Rutherford (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659593
eISBN:
9780191745218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659593.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy is an annual series, presenting a selection of the best current work in the history of early modern philosophy. It focuses on the seventeenth and eighteenth ... More


The God of Spinoza

T.L.S. Sprigge

in The God of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199283040
eISBN:
9780191603662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283044.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with an account of the life of Spinoza. It then discusses his great work, the Ethics, and the proof of its fundamental claim that there is just one substance, and that everything ... More


The Principle of Individuation

Jacqueline Mariña

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the grounds for the younger Schleiermacher's claim in Spinozism that there are no genuine individuals. Making extensive use of Kant's philosophy, Schleiermacher defends ... More


The Mind in Nature

C. B. Martin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234103
eISBN:
9780191715570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What are the most fundamental features of the world? Do minds stand outside the natural order? Is a unified picture of mental and physical reality possible? This book provides an account of the world ... More


From Crypto-Jews to Crypto-Judaism

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the seventeenth-century, Baruch Spinoza began a campaign to discredit theology in general and Jewish theology in particular. By the dawn of the twenty-first century sociological data confirmed the ... More


Mortality and Metaphysics

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199238811
eISBN:
9780191716492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238811.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Epicurean philosophers maintained that the human soul, composed of a particular kind of subtle atom, conferred sensibility and thought only so long as it permeated the organic body. Every atomic ... More


The Legacy of German Jewry

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

First published in 1957, this book is a rethinking of the German–Jewish experience. The book challenges the elegiac view of Gershom Scholem, showing us the German–Jewish legacy in literature, ... More


 “Offering Incense to Heaven”: Jewish Circumcision in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The traditional Jewish circumcision rite, created during the medieval period but preserved today by many Orthodox Jews, emphasizes bloodshed, sacrifice, and sexual purity. Medieval Jewish ... More


The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Daniel B. Schwartz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Pioneering biblical critic, theorist of democracy, and legendary conflater of God and nature, Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was excommunicated by the Sephardic Jews of Amsterdam in ... More


The Concept, Knowledge, and Worship of God

Peter C. Hodgson

in Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273614
eISBN:
9780191602443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273618.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

God is the absolute truth and substance of all things, the universal in which everything subsists. As such God is also absolute subjectivity, or spirit. The concrete development of this idea of God ... More


Uses of Philosophy

Nicholas Halmi

in The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212415
eISBN:
9780191707223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212415.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that the Enlightenment in its multiplicity made the Romantic concept of a universal and inherently meaningful symbolism not only intellectually desirable, but philosophically ... More


The Monster of Atheism: Its Being and Attributes

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The early responses to the Treatise show that the issue of “atheism” was neither peripheral nor irrelevant to the way that Hume's own contemporaries understood his aims and objectives. Most ... More


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