Spinoza: Logic, Knowledge and Religion

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - 232 pagina's
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Approaching the central themes of Spinoza's thought from both a historical and analytical perspective, this book examines the logical-metaphysical core of Spinoza's philosophy, its epistemology and its ramifications for his much disputed attitude towards religion. Opening with a discussion of Spinoza's historical and philosophical location as the appropriate context for the interpretation of his work, the book goes on to present a non-'logical' reading of Spinoza's metaphysics, a consideration of Spinoza's radical repudiation of Cartesian subjectivism and an examination of how Spinoza wanted religion to be understood in the context of his wider thinking and the influence of his non-Christian background. Mason also assesses Spinoza's significance and importance for philosophy now.
 

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How things happen
41
Concrete logic
57
One thing after another
75
Dealing with Descartes
89
Intelligibility
109
Belief
123
Spinoza Davidson and objectivity
141
Reducing religion?
163
A revenge on Jewish Law?
193
Bibiography
215
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Pagina v - ... nature's laws and ordinances, whereby all things come to pass and change from one form to another, are everywhere and always the same; so that there should be one and the same method of understanding the nature of all things whatsoever, namely, through nature's universal laws and rules.
Pagina v - I hold that the method of interpreting Scripture is no different from the method of interpreting Nature, and is in fact in complete accord with it. For the method of interpreting Nature consists essentially in composing a detailed study of Nature from which, as being the source of our assured data, we can deduce the definitions of the things of Nature. Now in exactly the same way the task of Scriptural interpretation requires us to make a straightforward study of Scripture, and from this, as the...

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Richard Mason is a Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge University, UK.

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