Baruch Spinoza Essays

  • Baruch Spinoza

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    Baruch Spinoza The task of simply just surviving is for most of us a handful in itself in this life. However, only a few in a life time choose not to be satisfied with only just survival rather they assume the yoke of redefining life for themselves and for others. In philosophy of religion, pantheism is usually in conflict with traditional religious authority, which claims that the pantheistic belief is nothing more than a blasphemous form of idolatrous worship. A man by the name Benedictus (Baruch)

  • Analysis Of Spinoza's Argument Regarding The Existence Of God

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    Distinctions among past and present philosophers regarding the existence of God, as well as how God is viewed, has provided us with numerous thought processes that allow us to trigger theories of our own. René Descartes and Baruch (or Benedict) Spinoza are two modern philosophers that have views of God that conflict with one another. This paper will examine the distinction between Descartes and Spinoza’s idea of God as an infinite substance. Additionally, I will analyze Spinoza’s argument regarding

  • Spinoza: Clarifications and Criticisms on Freedom

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    Baruch de Spinoza, or as later known by Benedictus de Spinoza, was a 17th century philosopher that came under much hostility because of his renunciation of the accepted religious perceptions of god. This is not to say that Spinoza repudiated god’s existence, on the contrary, Spinoza considered himself to believe in god, but in a different more natural sense. Spinoza received much denunciation and criticism for his beliefs from religious figure heads. He was excommunicated from the Jewish community

  • Idealism: Personal Philosophy

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  • The Contributions Of The Legal Philosophy Of Baruch Spinoza

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    Ompoc Cosicol October 14, 2014 LLB – 301 Legal Philosophy Baruch Spinoza “In proportion as we endeavor to live according to the guidance of reason, shall we strive as much as possible to depend less on hope, to liberate ourselves from fear, to rule fortune, and to direct our actions by the sure counsels of reason.” Baruch Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher born on November 1632. Spinoza belonged to the Jewish community of Amsterdam, but he was excommunicated for heresy

  • The Rationalism of Descartes and Leibniz

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    The Rationalism of Descartes and Leibniz Although philosophy rarely alters its direction and mood with sudden swings, there are times when its new concerns and emphases clearly separate it from its immediate past. Such was the case with seventeenth-century Continental rationalism, whose founder was Rene Descartes and whose new program initiated what is called modern philosophy. In a sense, much of what the Continental rationalists set out to do had already been attempted by the medieval philosophers

  • Solving Ethical Dilemmas

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    the ethical dilemma being presented is as followed: A man cheats on his wife early in their marriage. Twenty years later he wants to “come clean” about his infidelity. Should he? The ethical interpretations of philosophers Aristotle, Benedict de Spinoza, Immanuel Kant, and myself will be addressed regarding this particular dilemma. Aristotle sought a philosophy of happiness which would be applicable to each individual man. He believed virtue is never absolute. In other words, one rule can never

  • Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels and the Painting Gin Lane by William Hogarth

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    How are the central ideas of the Enlightenment era reflected in the Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s travel and the painting Gin Lane by William Hogarth? I will additionally focus more on the Robinson Crusoe, because it could be argued that Robinson Crusoe is based on René Descartes works, the father of modern philosophy. In order to answer the thesis we need to understand the central ideas in the Enlightenment The Enlightenment era introduced a new way of thinking, on the contrary to earlier, where

  • Metaphysical Thoughts During the Enlightenment Period

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    literature. Fahrenheit was building his first mercury thermometer. The Boston Tea Party and the French Revolution occurred. However, some of the most drastic changes occurred in thought. Prior to the eighteenth century, thinkers such as Locke, Spinoza, Descartes, and Hobbes dominated Western thought to the extent that they changed the way people viewed the world. Consequently, much of the eighteenth century philosophy, as well as the general thought, was a product of these precursors. Either

  • Substance

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    same in reality as they are in our mind? What are these substances? Are they even substances? If they are real then why are they, and what are they? Many great philosophers tackled these questions. Philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, and Berkeley. All of them came up with an idea of what substance is. Plato’s whole idea of the forms are what would be considered substance. The form is the standard pattern or ideal model of the object or action that’s being named or mentioned.

  • Spinoza's Philosophical Psychotherapy

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    Spinoza's Philosophical Psychotherapy missing works cited ABSTRACT: Spinoza's philosophy has a practical aim. The Ethics can be interpreted as a guide to a happy, intellectually flourishing life. Spinoza gives us principles about how to guard against the power of passions which prevent the mind from attaining understanding. In what follows, I consider Spinoza's techniques for guarding against the passions by turning to Jonathan Bennett's criticisms of Spinozistic psychotherapy. Bennett finds

  • Leibniz And Spinoza As Applied To Baseball

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    Essay 2 First we will consider the assigned baseball scenario under Leibniz’s system of metaphysics. In the baseball scenario, the aggregate of the player, bat, pitch, swing and all the other substances in the universe are one and all contingent. There are other possible things, to be sure; but there are also other possible universes that could have existed but did not. The totality of contingent things, the bat, the player, etc., themselves do not explain themselves. Here Leibniz involves the principle

  • Spinoza And Free Will

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    go on and by is from philosophers and every person who has their two cents to fill in. In this discussion of philosophy there will be points made for and against the establishment of free will and basis for judgement of free will exists or not. Spinoza, Paul, Augustine, Luther have all grappled with this question of free will for many years. What has been said goes to a religious side. Which has been believed of an omnipotent God who will preordain who would be saved and who would be lost. In the

  • Comparing Spinoza’s Ethics and Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground

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    Comparing Spinoza’s Ethics and Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground Perhaps my choice of the subject may come across as a little eccentric, to say the least. To appear quaint and whimsical, however, is not my intention, so I figured as an introduction, I would explain my choice. From so far as I can tell, philosophy, or the search for truth, has all too often been equated with certainty. This quality of certainty has been especially magnified in the rationalist branch of philosophy. Starting

  • Skepticism and the Philosophy of Language in Early Modern Thought

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    early XVIth century has been considered one of the major forces in the development of modern thought, especially as regards the discussion about the nature of knowledge and the sciences. Richard Popkin in his History of Skepticism from Erasmus to Spinoza (1979) has shown that skeptical arguments were influential in the attack against traditional scholastic conceptions of science, opening the way to the development of the new scientific method. The dispute between those who embraced skepticism and

  • Philosophic Principles of Creativity

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    Philosophic Principles of Creativity ABSTRACT: The principle of universal significance of the creative process is promoted in this thesis. The principles of the ecology of creation and of the subject's humanistic orientation of the cognitive and practical activity, will also be investigated. 1. Nowadays the promotion of a new world outlook paradigm of global creativity has a place. The understanding of the nature of creation in the history of philosophy has always been connected with the

  • Warren Buffet Case Study

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    knowledge I have gained at Baruch College. As one of the most influential leaders in the world, Mr. Buffet would help me to better understand his perspective on business and garner advice on how to be the best leader I can be. Just to hear his viewpoints on navigating the business world and overcoming challenges in life would be an honor. Aside from the MBA application process, this ranks as one of the most important opportunities of my career. I entered Baruch with seven years of corporate

  • Overview and Assessment of Baruch College

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    The Operations' Management of Baruch College Introduction Baruch College has been a prominent element in the Murray Hill and Tribeca area of Manhattan for more than a century. Established in 1919, by Bernard M. Baruch, the college has provided a steady influx of cash flow to local businesses for more than a century, thanks to its students' patronage and services' demands. It can be safely inferred that Baruch College financially fuels the area to this day with its 13,777 (colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews

  • Outline of Lamentations

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    Outline of Lamentations1 I. LAMENTATIONS 1 A. Complaint made to God and request for his mercy 1:1-11 B. Complaint made to friends 1:12-17 C. Appeal to God 1:18-22 II. LAMENTATIONS 2 A. Anger of God as the cause 2:1-9 B. Sorrow of Zion’s children 2: 10-19 C. Complaint is made to God 2: 20-22 III. LAMENTATIONS 3 A. God’s displeasure and the fruits of it 3:1-20 B. Words of comfort to God’s people 3:21-36 C. Duty prescribed in this afflicted state 3:37-41 D. The complaint renewed 3:42-54 E. Hope in

  • HUMINT Operations in Israel Analysis

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    Human Intelligence (HUMINT) is one of the oldest and most effective information gathering methods used by society. Most countries rely heavily on HUMINT, in both military and law enforcement, operations and their successes can be credited mainly to the application of exceptional HUMINT. The United States has developed multiple intelligence disciplines over time, yet even now we still utilize HUMINT as the preferred method of collection while supporting it with other intelligence collection platforms