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Ciples to the justification of xtreme cruelty to animals I hope so Spinoza doesn t hold back but something goes wrongAt a higher level the notions of body and thought being just two of the limitless modes of what he refers to as God but the only two accessible to our understanding is very Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist engaging andvocative Einstein said the God he believed in was the Spinozist God The Ethics was a major influence on nlightenment philosophy and is a classic statement of the non xistence of free will Maybe it s a book you should read if you really want to and pass
over without guilt if you don t In any case I njoyed without guilt if you don t In any case I njoyed Life changing if you let it be I have given this 4 star because of its importance in philosophical intellectual history as well as its importance in the history of the body and Imaginary Runner emotions Its legacy continues to weigh heavy on the world we live in Even where I may disagree it isither through tense intellectual wrangling that creates knots in my own mind or through recourse to modern knowledge that Spinoza could not have had access to as such it is a tour de force so From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 even on that score alone it is a work that is a pleasure to tangle with I didn t care for Spinoza to put it simply First of all and probably most importantly is I can t stand fatalism I hate it in philosophy and I really hate it in theology Spinoza supports absolute causalityven down to human motions His trivializing of human and divine nature is so annoying and problematic that it is surprising that he became so influential While he gets some things right that Descartes
Got Wrong Namely By Countering wrong namely by countering inane method of Cartesian doubt he gets so many other things wrong that I cannot say he was much better than Descartes I do find it befuddling that often people will cite Descartes and Spinoza as pioneers of modern philosophy This is a surprising assertion because firstly philosophy has never taken a prolonged hiatus since Pythagoras and the Pre Soc. Sciences in the arly twenty first century provide French Daguerreotypes evidence that Spinoza's biological understanding of themotions may also have been From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read essentially on target It was upon this prescient naturalistic scientific foundation that Spinoza developed a new approach tothics Perhaps the most important heirs to Spinoza's thought are Nietzsche Marx and Freud but the Radical Enlightenment has recently
Free read Ethica Ordine Geometrico DemonstrataTractatus de Intellectus EmendationeRatics It is surprising secondly because I do not see much that they brought to the table that was new and constructive I think the people who place them in a uniue position in the history of philosophy i The continental philosophers who have most impressed me have been Locke for his political philosophy Hume for his consistency Nietzsche for his radical creativity Spinoza for his
Alluring Materialism And Kant For His Comprehensive Reconciliation Of Materialismmaterialism and Kant for his comprehensive reconciliation of materialism idealism Of the lot I have studied and known Kant and Nietzsche best Spinoza least yet Spinoza haunts and may return Both Spinoza and Kant "were mystics in the sense that of them point towards "mystics in the sense that both of them point towards inscuitable For Spinoza the mystery has to do with his strict causal materialism as it is linked on the one hand to mind and on the other to freedom In part this is the negative freedom of the philosopher the freedom from the snares of ordinary life but it is also than that much than that The mystery towards which Spinoza s philosophy points is that of the cosmos which as Matter is to Mind amounts to god and the freedom the positive freedom his work points to is that of the ground of being a certain omnipotence I think that what Spinoza and Kant do is in this grand manner basically the same but while Spinoza starts from a determinist materialism Kant starts from the standpoint of transcendental idealism his concepts of the understanding suggesting much arlier on the Ideas of Divine Reason Towards the nd of graduate school I befriended a Loyola philosophy professor Phil Moran who had studied at the University of Moscow the old University of Moscow pre Gorbachev In the course of one of our long talks at my home he noted that Spinoza was big in Soviet academe That was a surprise initially but the I thought about it the sense it made Spinoza does come across initially as compatible with dialectical materialism nough to pass the censors and do his subversive work. Een laid largely at his feet Nevertheless Spinoza's last words in the Ethics sound a note of caution and perhaps ven of warning All things Twelve Days of Pleasure excellent are as difficult as they are rare Time however is finally catching up with Spinoza and the journey through his philosophy is well worth theffort as his views now than ver capture the contemporary scientific imagination and thical sensibilit. That which is infinite cannot be divided Pure poetry A reasonable faith depends on our willingness to disband the temporal certainties for the permanent possibilities Spinoza s view from
NOWHERE IS A SCIENTIST S HEAVEN THIS BOOK ISis a scientist s heaven This book is crammed into my nightstand collection along with other sacred texts American novelist and professor of philosophy Rebecca Newberger Goldstein has chosen to discuss Baruch Spinoza s Ethics on FiveBooks as
one of the top five on her subject Reason and its Limitations saying that He is of course one ofof the top five on her subject Reason and its Limitations saying that He is of course one of great 17 century rationalists someone who made all the claims for reason that have Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye ever been made There is great ambiguity in him He was called a God intoxicated man by the poet Novalis But he was also perhaps one of the mostffective atheists of all time The full interview is available here Ethics presents a monolithic metaphysical system derived from axioms and definitions possessing austere beauty and it seems great psychological insight This is Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France especially found in Spinoza snumeration of the basic motions and the laborations of these plus his solution to the problems they consistently cause to human beings Apart from that Spinoza is Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild enormously invested in anlaborate higher metaphysics melding sublime notions of God man and nature Upon that foundation after a couple of hundred pages of seamless order political philosophy is dealt with in one page only The result is frighteningAt one point by use of his relentless geometrical method Spinoza derives the conclusion that it is perfectly fine for humans to cause serious suffering to animals This seems to be because we are in some curious Spinozistic fashion special If this is pure philosophical reasoning that makes the assumption that all other things are Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets eualand this is my sense it is interesting But perhaps all other things are neverual there is no ceteris paribus After witnessing the perfect movement from high flown abstract prin. Baruch Spinoza places freedom as the ultimate aim and central value of the life well lived His philosophy is marked by the most thorough going naturalism of any of its period so much so that a number of its central tenets remain a matter of lively debate today Spinoza's commitment to the search for a comprehensive understanding of all things inspired Einstein Further discoveries in the neuro.