Free Spinoza Essays and Papers

Satisfactory Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Powerful Essays
Best Essays
Page 1 of 22 - About 219 essays
  • Good Essays

    Spinoza And Free Will

    • 986 Words
    • 2 Pages

    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

    • 986 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    If these great thinkers (Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz) were to discuss instead the soul’s connection to the body, what might each say (both on his own behalf and in response to the other)? Would they find any places where they might agree? If not, why not? (These are, after all, smart guys!) Though this sort of meeting would strike me as a debate with as furiously disparate and uncompromising ideals as one would find in a meeting of Andrew Weil, Jerry Falwell, and David Duke, I expect that

    • 695 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Philosophy Of Spinoza

    • 820 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Philosophy 213 Midterm question 2 The post Cartesian era of philosophy witnessed Benedict de Spinoza rise to prominence in the late 17th century. revered as one of the great rationalist, Spinoza built upon, and often disagreed with, the philosophical foundation provided by Rene Descartes. Spinoza is best known for Ethics, his metaphysical approach to rational philosophy. within the ethics, Spinoza takes a notably divergent approach from Cartesianism in which he presents the doctrine of the single

    • 820 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Baruch Spinoza

    • 1948 Words
    • 4 Pages

    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)

    • 1948 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    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

    • 1559 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Best Essays

    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

    • 2005 Words
    • 5 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited
    Best Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    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

    • 3128 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Are Spinozistic Ideas Cartesian Judgements?

    • 2884 Words
    • 6 Pages
    • 4 Works Cited

    Judgements? Abstract Some commentators of Spinoza maintain that Spinozistic ideas are judgements. I shall call this view the common interpretation, since it is popular to interpret Spinoza as reacting against Descartes’s theory of ideas and accordingly consider Spinozistic ideas not as Cartesian ideas, but as Cartesian judgements. The clearest difference between Descartes and Spinoza here is that whereas Descartes thought that ideas are passive, Spinoza thought the opposite. The concept of activity

    • 2884 Words
    • 6 Pages
    • 4 Works Cited
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Best Essays

    attributes to Spinoza the view that interpretation presupposes or implies a political framework-in effect, that interpretation is itself a politics. The thrust of Spinoza's argument is against "interpretation from authority," i.e., against the view that the meaning of a text can be determined by an external authority. Understanding cannot be coerced, according to Spinoza. In my paper I attempt to make the relationship between reader and text even more direct and "free" than it is in Spinoza. I argue that

    • 2595 Words
    • 6 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited
    Best Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    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

    • 2477 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
Previous
Page12345678922