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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


Lessing's “Spinozism”

Toshimasa Yasukata

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144949
eISBN:
9780199834891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144945.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Argues the question of Lessing's alleged “Spinozism.” The discussion shows that Lessing's hen kai pan [One and All] signifies not a Spinozistic pantheism but a panentheism of spiritualistic stamp. It ... 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


Was Hume an “Atheist”?

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/9780195110333.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers to what extent the irreligious interpretation of the Treatise supports the charge of “atheism” and how this relates to Hume's philosophical commitments in his later writings in ... More


‘The Church in Danger’: Latitudinarians, Socinians, and Hobbists

Ann Thomson

in Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter opens with an analysis of the intellectual climate in late 17th‐century England, beginning with politico‐religious debates, in particular the complex struggles inside and outside the ... More


Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Jonathan I. Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206088
eISBN:
9780191676970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

Arguably the most decisive shift in the history of ideas in modern times was the complete demolition during the late 17th and 18th centuries — in the wake of the Scientific Revolution — of ... More


Philosophy and the Making of Modernity

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter begins by considering the alleged gap between Spinoza’s philosophy and the ‘Spinozism’ rife in the Early Enlightenment. It argues that Early Enlightenment ‘Spinozism’ was broadly ... More


The Spread of a Forbidden Movement

Jonathan I. Israel

in Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206088
eISBN:
9780191676970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

After suffering for many years his sickness of the lungs, a form of tuberculosis or phthisis, Spinoza passed away quietly on a Sunday afternoon when much of the neighbourhood, in the centre of The ... More


The ‘Nature of God’ Controversy (1710–1720)

Jonathan I. Israel

in Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206088
eISBN:
9780191676970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.003.0023
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

By the early 18th century the widening perception of Spinozism as the prime and most absolute antithesis and adversary of received authority, tradition, privilege, and Christianity had generated a ... More


How the Stoics Became Atheists

Christopher Brooke

in Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the wider and largely Continental story of how the Stoics became atheists. The Neostoicisms of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century had been explicitly intended as ... More


The Recovery of Greek Thought

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Greek ‘revolution’ as being Man’s first great ‘enlightenment’ — the Presocratics’ discovery of philosophical argument and criticism. It focuses on ... More


Levinas, Spinoza, and the Theologico-Political Meaning of Scripture

Hent de Vries

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In his 1955 “The Case of Spinoza”, Emmauel Levinas accepts Jacob Gordin's summary verdict: “Spinoza was guilty of betrayal”. Levinas gives as the main reason for his ... More


Introduction: The Problem of Immanence – Kant, Hegel and Spinozism

Christian Kerslake

in Immanence and the Vertigo of Philosophy: From Kant to Deleuze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635900
eISBN:
9780748671823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635900.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The word ‘immanence’ is one of the terminological constants in Gilles Deleuze's philosophical work. Deleuze's views on immanence emerge from problems internal to the Kantian philosophical tradition. ... More


Epigenesis as Spinozism in Diderot’s Biological Project

Charles T. Wolfe

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Diderot’s natural philosophy, which emerges some decades prior to the appearance of the term ‘biology’ in the 1790s, is profoundly ‘biologistic’. Both the metaphysics of vital matter in D’Alembert’s ... More


Taking Up Groundlessness, Fulfilling Fulfillment:: Schopenhauer’s Orientalist Metaphysics between Indians and Jews

Jeffrey S. Librett

in Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262915
eISBN:
9780823266401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262915.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the tensions between Schopenhauer’s very advanced thought concerning the Oriental-Occidental relationship, on the one hand, and his own inadequacy to this thought, on the other ... More


The Politics of Renaturalization

Hasana Sharp

in Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226750743
eISBN:
9780226750750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226750750.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book focuses on Spinoza and his many known identities. Although there are many Spinozas, all of them converge at least on one point—his “naturalism.” The two pillars of Spinozism cannot be ... More


Spinoza: A Sociology of the Affects

William McCuaig

in Spinoza for Our Time: Politics and Postmodernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160469
eISBN:
9780231500661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160469.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter claims that Spinozism may be the philosophical instrument best adapted to deal with the situation humanity is now living through. One can discover in Spinoza a perspective on actuality, ... More


French Vital Materialism

John H. Zammito

in The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226520797
eISBN:
9780226520827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520827.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The stimulus of French vital materialism was decisive in provoking key developments in German life-science. The paradigm shift associated with the ideas of Buffon, Maupertuis, Diderot and La Mettrie ... More


Hegel Reads Spinoza

Pierre Macherey

in Hegel or Spinoza

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677405
eISBN:
9781452947570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677405.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter talks about Hegel’s reading and interpretation of Spinozism. Hegel claims that Spinoza occupies the position of a precursor, finding in the latter’s work all the characteristics of an ... More


Omnis Determinatio Est Negatio‎

Pierre Macherey

in Hegel or Spinoza

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677405
eISBN:
9781452947570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677405.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Hegel’s use of the phrase “alle Bestimmheit ist Negation Negation” as an almost magical formula that summarizes the entire framework of Spinozism. It seeks to understand what ... More


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