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  1. On reading Newton as an Epicurean: Kant, Spinozism and the changes to the Principia.Eric Schliesser - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (3):416-428.
  2. Goethe.Valtteri Viljanen - manuscript
    The entry on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) for the Cambridge Spinoza Lexicon, edited by Karolina Hübner and Justin Steinberg. This is the second (August 2022) draft; please do not quote, but comments are very welcome.
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  3. A Study Of The Oneness Of Being In Spinoza's Philosophy With A Look At Mulla Sadra's Philosophy Of Existential Oneness.Fahimah Shari'ati - unknown - Kheradnameh Sadra Quarterly 51.
    In his philosophical book called The Ethics, Spinoza has extensively discussed God. In his view, God is a unique substance with infinite attributes. He is self-subsistent and has no cause. He believes that because of His being infinite, there is nothing in the world in which there is no trace of God. Otherwise, His infinity would be challenged. There have been various judgments concerning this idea. After presenting a brief but clear explanation of Spinoza's idea and clarifying the existing views (...)
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  4. Spiritual Automata and Bodies Without Organs: Spinoza, Deleuze, and Parallelism.Emanuele Costa - forthcoming - LaDeleuziana.
    In this paper, I seek to examine Deleuze’s fascination with “spiritual automata” as a counterpoint to his more famous notion, the “body without organs”. I shall argue that both are grounded in a deep reflection, on Deleuze’s part, on the problems and issues generated by Spinoza’s notion of parallel attributes. Ultimately, I argue, the development of the two notions is motivated by identical metaphysical worries regarding the tenability of transformation, persistence, and affective interrelations between individuals. The answer, for both thinkers, (...)
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  5. Spinoza and Scholastic Philosophy.Emanuele Costa - forthcoming - In Yitzhak Y. Melamed (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Spinoza.
    In the first section of this chapter, I offer an overview of a selected list of Scholastic debates intersecting Spinoza's Cogitata Metaphysica. I highlight how Spinoza consciously intervenes in them, showing a certain awareness of the intricacies of Scholastic discourse. In this first section, I emphasize Spinoza’s interest in three specific problems: the issue of the division of being into “real being” and “being of reason”; the eternity of God and its distinction from duration; and, finally, God’s omnipresence. My aim (...)
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  6. Henry Oldenburg.Stephen Harrop - forthcoming - In Karolina Hübner & Justin Steinberg (eds.), Cambridge Spinoza Lexicon. Cambridge University Press.
  7. Robert Boyle.Stephen Harrop - forthcoming - In Karolina Hübner & Justin Steinberg (eds.), Cambridge Spinoza Lexicon. Cambridge University Press.
  8. Georg Hermann Schuller.Stephen Harrop - forthcoming - In Justin Steinberg & Karolina Hübner (eds.), Cambridge Spinoza Lexicon. Cambridge University Press.
  9. Spinoza in French philosophy today.Gotthold Ephraim Lessing & Henri Bergson - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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  10. Gersonides and Spinoza on God’s Knowledge of Universals and Particulars.Yitzhak Melamed - forthcoming - In Gad Freudenthal, David Wirmer & Ofer Elior (eds.), Gersonides Through the Ages.
  11. Spinoza and Leibniz on the Principle of Sufficient Reason.Yitzhak Y. Melamed - forthcoming - In Michael Della Rocca & Fatema Amijee (eds.), The Principle of Sufficient Reason: A History. New York: Oxford University Press.
    The early modern period was the natural historical habitat of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, i.e., the demand that everything must have a cause, or reason. It is in this period that the principle was explicitly articulated and named, and throughout the period we find numerous formulations and variants of the PSR and its closely related ‘ex nihilo nihil fit’ principle, which the early moderns inherited from medieval philosophy. Contemporary discussions of these principles were not restricted to philosophy. “Nothing will (...)
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  12. Spinoza and Crescas on Modality.Yitzhak Y. Melamed - forthcoming - In Yitzhak Y. Melamed & Samuel Newlands (eds.), Modality: A History. New York: Oxford University Press.
    The first section of the chapter will address the philosophy of modality among Spinoza’s medieval Jewish predecessors, and, primarily, in Hasdai Crescas (1340-1410/11), a bold and original, anti-Aristotelian philosopher. This section should both complement the discussion of modality in medieval Christian and Islamic philosophy in the previous chapters of this volume and provide some lesser-known historical background to Spinoza’s own engagement with modal philosophy. Following a section on Spinoza’s definitions of his main modal concepts and his understanding of contingency, I (...)
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  13. Book Review: The body in Spinoza and Nietzsche by Razvan Ioan, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, 251 pp., 53.49€ (paper back), ISBN: 978-3-030-20987-2. [REVIEW]James S. Pearson - forthcoming - Global Intellectual History.
  14. Spinoza and Jewish Philosophy.Jason Maurice Yonover - forthcoming - In Paul Franks & Yitzhak Y. Melamed (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Jewish Philosophy.
  15. Les avatars de l'interprétation de l'Ecriture chez Spinoza.Sylvain Zac - forthcoming - Revue D'Histoire Et de Philosophie Religieuses.
  16. The Vicissitudes of Nature: From Spinoza to Freud by Richard J. Bernstein (Polity Press, 2023). ISBN 9781509555192.Thomas Stern - 2024 - Philosophy 99 (1):128-132.
  17. Resenha do livro When Spinoza Met Marx: Experiments in Nonhumanist Activity, de Tracie Matysik.Pedro Henrique Almeida Cabrera - 2023 - Cadernos Espinosanos 49:285-297.
    Nesta resenha são apresentados alguns pontos fundamentais do livro de Tracie Matysik When Spinoza Met Marx: Experiments in Nonhumanist Activity. Na obra, a autora analisa detidamente alguns pensadores ligados à tradição alemã pós-Hegel: Heinrich Heine, Berthlod Auerbach, Moses Hess, Karl Marx, Johann Jacoby, Jakob Stern e Gueorgui Plekhanov. Seu foco é o modo como todos esses utilizaram o pensamento de Espinosa para compreender a noção de atividade e a possibilidade de transformação social. Espinosa era fundamental para o tema, pois seu (...)
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  18. Spinoza and Buddhism on Death and Immortality.Soraj Hongladarom - 2023 - In Soraj Hongladarom, Jeremiah Joven Joaquin & Frank J. Hoffman (eds.), Philosophies of Appropriated Religions: Perspectives from Southeast Asia. Springer Nature Singapore. pp. 11-23.
    There is no evidence that Spinoza knew anything about Buddhism, but his philosophy bears certain similarities with Buddhist philosophy, or at least as shall be argued later. This paper compares and contrasts Spinoza’s thoughts on death and immortality with Buddhist philosophy. According to Spinoza, the death of a human being is a process whereby the body, as a mode of Substance, is modified according to natural law. However, Spinoza’s view on the mind or the soul is interesting. In Book V (...)
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  19. Different Beasts: Humans and Animals in Spinoza and the Zhuangzi.Sonya N. Özbey - 2023 - New York, US: OUP Usa.
    Different Beasts: Humans and Animals in Spinoza and the Zhuangzi studies conceptions of human and animal identity as articulated in the ancient Chinese text known as the Zhuangzi and in the works of the seventeenth-century European philosopher Benedict de Spinoza. By examining how, in these very different philosophies, notions of humanness and animality intersect with ideas about human unity and solidarity, social order, and categories of social difference (such as gender, descent, and ability), Different Beasts opens new paths for understanding (...)
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  20. Explaining the Concepts of Substance, Attribute, and Mode in Spinoza's Philosophy Using the Opinions of Philosophers before Her (based on Wolfson's interpretation).Javad Rabiee & Yousef Nozohour - 2023 - Journal of Philosophical Investigations 17 (44):242-260.
    This article explores the concept of substance, attributes, and modes in Spinoza's "Ethics" by examining them through the perspectives of ancient Greek and medieval philosophers, as well as Descartes' views on substance and extension, along with their notions of God and His attributes. Wolfson's interpretation of Spinoza based on these perspectives serves as the basis for this investigation. The primary objective of this article is to critically evaluate Wolfson's interpretation of the concepts of substance, attribute, and mode as proposed by (...)
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  21. Die Affekte von Lust und Unlust in Platons Philebus in Bezug zu Spinoza.Ivana Renić - 2023 - Distinctio 2 (1):63-77.
    Ziel dieser Untersuchung ist es zu zeigen, wie Platons Verständnis von Lust und Unlust in seinem Dialog Philebus mit Spinozas Theorie der Affekte zusammenhängt. Beide Denker verstehen den Affekt der Lust in Relation zu Werturteilen und dem Charakter einer Person. Ich behaupte, dass Platon und Spinoza gleichermaßen feststellen, dass die Wahl des Individuums für lustvolle Objekte von der Definition und Bestimmung des Guten und des Ideals des Individuums selbst abhängt, und somit auch von der Ursache der Lust. Beide Philosophen stimmen (...)
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  22. Determinism, Divine Will, and Free Will: Spinoza, Leibniz, and Maimonides.Jacques J. Rozenberg - 2023 - Australian Journal of Jewish Studies:57-81.
    The question of Spinozist determinism and necessitarianism have been extensively studied by commentators, while the relationship between the notions of divine will and free will still requires elaborate studies. Our article seeks to contribute to such research, by clarifying the analyses of these questions by authors that Spinoza has confronted: Maimonides, as well as other Jewish philosophers, and Leibniz who criticized Spinozist determinism. We will study the consequences of these analyses on two examples that Spinoza gave to refute free will, (...)
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  23. Jacobi and Spinoza.Birgit Sandkaulen - 2023 - In Alexander J. B. Hampton (ed.), Friedrich Jacobi and the end of the enlightenment: religion, philosophy, and reason at the crux of modernity. Cambridge University Press.
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  24. Expression and the Perfection of Finite Individuals in Spinoza and Leibniz.Sarah Tropper - 2023 - Journal of Early Modern Studies 11 (2):31-48.
    It is obvious that both Spinoza and Leibniz attach importance to the notion of expression in their philosophical writings and that both do so in a similar fashion: They agree, for example, that the mind expresses the body (although this claim has rather different meanings for each of them). Another – albeit related – use of ‘expression’ that appears in both thinkers provides a deeper insight into some metaphysical similarity as well as difference: The idea that expression is closely connected (...)
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  25. Tad S chmaltz, The metaphysics of the material world. Suárez, Descartes, Spinoza, Oxford-New York, Oxford University Press, 2020, xvii -291 p. [REVIEW]Jean-Pascal Anfray - 2022 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 115 (3):433-436.
  26. The art of good encounters : Spinoza, Deleuze and Macherey on moving from passive to active joy.Bruce Baugh - 2022 - In Christine Daigle & Terrance H. McDonald (eds.), From Deleuze and Guattari to posthumanism: philosophies of immanence. Bloomsbury Academic.
  27. The art of good encounters : Spinoza, Deleuze and Macherey on moving from passive to active joy.Bruce Baugh - 2022 - In Christine Daigle & Terrance H. McDonald (eds.), From Deleuze and Guattari to Posthumanism: Philosophies of Immanence. Bloomsbury Academic.
  28. Spinoza, Marx, and Ilyenkov (who did not know Marx’s transcription of Spinoza).Bill Bowring - 2022 - Studies in East European Thought 74 (3):297-317.
    In this article I start with Marx's transcriptions of Spinoza, and the deep significance of what he transcribed, from the Theologico-Political Treatise and the Correspondence, and in what order. I contend that this demonstrates what was of particular interest and importance to him at that time. Second, I examine the presence, even if not explicit, of Spinoza in Marx's works, and turn to the question whether Marx was a Spinozist. I think he was. Third, I turn to Ilyenkov and his (...)
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  29. Il fatto della ragione e la conoscenza adeguata: Kant con Spinoza.Alessandra Campo - 2022 - Tópicos: Revista de Filosofía 63 (63):89-129.
    Recently the literature dedicated to the Kantian reception of Spinoza has experienced a significant increase. There are several studies dedicated to mapping the presence of the latter in both pre-critical and critical writings of the former, and different are the results achieved by each. Yet, with the exception of a few references to the section in which Spinozism is presented as the only alternative to transcendental idealism, the Critique of Practical Reason is almost never mentioned nor, even less, is it (...)
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  30. Spinoza y una alternativa a la dialéctica: monismo y sublimación.Gonzalo Ricci Cernadas - 2022 - Hybris, Revista de Filosofí­A 13 (1):69-91.
    The work will be structured in three sections. The first of them analyzes how the different specialists in Spinozian work have studied the Dutch corpus in a dialectical way. This type of interpretation will be emphasized here not only in regard to Spinoza's own ontology, but also to his political philosophy. Secondly, this article investigates the way in which Spinozian ontology can be studied, proposing that, rather than making use of a dialectical method of Hegelian roots, it is rather possible (...)
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  31. Butler Y El Deseo: Entre Spinoza Y Hegel.Gonzalo Ricci Cernadas - 2022 - Agora 41 (2).
    El presente trabajo busca rastrear la figura de Baruch Spinoza en el pensamiento de Judith Butler. Por ello, se analizará, en un primer momento, la tan afamada oposición entre Spinoza y Hegel para, en una segunda instancia, reparar cómo Butler entiende la propia filosofía de Spinoza y, finalmente, ver de qué manera la filósofa logra hermanarla a la de Hegel. A través de estos tres momentos podemos ver cómo es posible pensar, en el decir de Butler, una continuidad complementaria entre (...)
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  32. The Strange Story of the Soviet Spinoza.Lesley Chamberlain - 2022 - Philosophy Now 152:27-31.
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  33. Deleuze on Spinoza and Rousseau: Ethics and Materialism.Thomas Detcheverry - 2022 - Deleuze and Guattari Studies 16 (2):159-189.
    In the lecture of December 16, 1980, Deleuze proposes a cross-reading of Spinoza and Rousseau. First, Deleuze reinterprets Rousseau’s morality in the light of Spinoza’s critique of ‘morality’ based on the opposition of good and evil; second, and reciprocally, he rereads Spinoza’s practical and ethical philosophy from a concept extracted from Rousseau’s work: that of the ‘materialism of the wise’. According to Deleuze, this ‘practical materialism’ evoked by Rousseau, consisting of both ‘determinism’ and ‘sensualism’, has a Spinozist inspiration, insofar as (...)
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  34. Montesquieu o Spinoza. La política y la historia en Louis Althusser.Esteban Dominguez - 2022 - Las Torres de Lucca: Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política 11 (1):153-167.
    En este artículo propongo una lectura de los primeros capítulos de Montesquieu. La politique et l’histoire de Louis Althusser con el fin de señalar el modo en el que las primeras menciones a Spinoza en la obra de Althusser se producen junto a Montesquieu y reflexionar sobre el sentido crítico de esas menciones. Con un estudio como este quisiera, primero y en general, señalar la importancia no siempre del todo reconocida que tuvo Montesquieu en el desarrollo teórico de Althusser. Segundo, (...)
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  35. Spinoza e o Anticartesianismo.Carlos Wagner Benevides Gomes - 2022 - Cadernos Espinosanos 46:127-146.
    A partir do estudo dos Princípios de Filosofia Cartesiana e da Ética de Spinoza, buscaremos explicitar o problema do anticartesianismo em três movimentos críticos específicos de natureza metódica, metafísica e ética: primeiro, a conversão do método empregado nos Princípios de Descartes; segundo, a crítica ao “dualismo substancial”; e, por fim, a crítica à teoria cartesiana do livre-arbítrio.
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  36. El último Habermas y Baruj Spinoza.Vicente Hernández Pedrero - 2022 - Revista de Filosofía Laguna 50:183-196.
    This paper deals with the unexpected and singular presence of Baruj Spinoza in the recent History of Philosophy published by Jürgen Habermas. On the matter, from current perspective, spinozist ethics of immanence is considered allows to overcome deontological limits that even today condition the ethics of discourse.
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  37. Hobbes and Spinoza on Sovereign Education.Boleslaw Z. Kabala & Thomas Cook - 2022 - Philosophies 7 (1):6.
    Most comparisons of Thomas Hobbes and Baruch Spinoza focus on the difference in understanding of natural right. We argue that Hobbes also places more weight on a rudimentary and exclusive education of the public by the state. We show that the difference is related to deeper disagreements over the prospect of Enlightenment. Hobbes is more sanguine than Spinoza about using the state to make people rational. Spinoza considers misguided an overemphasis on publicly educating everyone out of superstition—public education is important, (...)
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  38. The Reception of Spinoza and Mendelssohn in the Russian Enlightenment and the Russian-Jewish Haskalah.Igor Kaufman - 2022 - Dialogue and Universalism 32 (1):81-102.
    My general objective in this paper is to provide the outlines of the reception of Baruch Spinoza and Moses Mendelssohn in the Russian Enlightenment of the late 18th century as well as in the Russian-Jewish Haskalah. In part of the paper I consider Gavrila Derzhavin’s mention of Mendelssohn in his “Opinion,” the translation of Mendelssohn’s Phaedon in Nikolay Novikov’s Masonic-inspired journal Utrennyi Svet, and the readings of Spinoza’s view on God and then-shared interpretation of his views as an “atheism” in (...)
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  39. Moral Self-Realization in Kant and Spinoza.Wojciech Kozyra - 2022 - Problemos 102:22-35.
    Spinoza and Kant are considered to be polar opposites with respect to ethics. The radical difference between them is supposed to consist in Spinoza’s ethical egoism, or interest-based Strebensethik, and Kant’s duty-cantered, deontological Sollensethik. I challenge this opposition and argue that both in Kant and Spinoza we deal with a notion of the self’s realization that is “interest”-based and therefore does not involve self-sacrifice. I show, on the one hand, that the streben in Spinoza’s Strebensethik consists in realising one’s essentially (...)
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  40. Spinoza in the Light of Classical and Contemporary Western Philosophy.Ludmila E. Kryshtop & Mohammad Malla - 2022 - RUDN Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):402-417.
    The article concerns the main lines of reception of the philosophical ideas of B. Spinoza. Estimates of the work of this thinker, his role and importance have undergone significant changes in the course of the development of Western European and Russian philosophical thought. It focuses on the study of the transformations occurred in the approach and nature of evaluations of the main philosophical ideas of Spinoza in the Western European philosophical space, primarily in Germany and France. At the same time, (...)
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  41. George di Giovanni. Hegel and the Challenge of Spinoza: A Study in German Idealism, 1801–1831.Renxiang Liu - 2022 - Idealistic Studies 52 (2):201-207.
  42. Spinoza in Late-Soviet philosophy.Andrey Maidansky - 2022 - Studies in East European Thought 74 (3):333-344.
    This article considers the history of Soviet Spinoza studies after World War II. V.V. Sokolov, editor of the last Soviet publication of Spinoza’s works, regards him as a metaphysician, at times rising to dialectics, and a pantheist rising to materialism. E.V. Ilyenkov, Ya. A. Milner and B.G. Kuznetsov offer a radically different interpretation of Spinoza, as our advanced contemporary. The article provides a critical analysis of the concept of man as a “thinking body,” which Ilyenkov mistakenly ascribes to Spinoza and (...)
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  43. When Spinoza met Marx: experiments in nonhumanist activity.Tracie Matysik - 2022 - London: University of Chicago Press.
    How did Baruch Spinoza, the seventeenth-century Dutch-Jewish philosopher, become a nineteenth-century German Marxist? It is on its face an unlikely development. Karl Marx was a fiery revolutionary theorist who heralded the imminent demise of capitalism, while Spinoza was a contemplative philosopher who preached rational understanding and voiced skepticism about open rebellion. Further, Spinoza criticized all teleological ideas as anthropomorphic fantasies, while Marxism came to be associated expressly with teleological historical development. Yet socialists of the German nineteenth century were consistently drawn (...)
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  44. The Unconscious of Thought in Leibniz, Spinoza, and Hume.Gil Morejón - 2022 - Edinburgh University Press.
  45. Schelling and Spinoza: realism, idealism, and the absolute.Benjamin Norris - 2022 - Albany: State University of New York Press.
    Presents a novel interpretation of Schelling's philosophy by way of his reading and critique of Spinoza.
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  46. Soviet Spinoza: introduction.Vesa Oittinen - 2022 - Studies in East European Thought 74 (3):267-277.
  47. Recepción del pensamiento moderno europeo y enseñanza de la filosofía en el siglo XVIII en el Río de la Plata. El caso de Baruch Spinoza.Natalia Sabater - 2022 - Cuadernos de Filosofía Latinoamericana 43 (126).
    El presente trabajo se propone abordar la recepción de la filosofía moderna europea que se desplegó en el siglo XVIII en dos instituciones fundamentales del territorio del Río de la Plata: la Universidad de Córdoba y el Colegio de San Carlos de Buenos Aires. Nuestro objetivo es analizar dicha recepción a pensando su vínculo con una manera específica de practicar la enseñanza de la filosofía en estas instituciones, entendiéndola como parte esencial del quehacer filosófico, como una búsqueda genuina de conocimiento. (...)
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  48. Spinoza on Essence Constitution.Antonio Salgado Borge - 2022 - Philosophia 50 (3):987-999.
    I argue that, against what is commonly believed, Spinoza’s use of the relation of constitution to characterize the relation between attributes and the essence of a substance does not indicate that, for him, there must be a numerical identity between each attribute and the essence constituted by that attribute. To do this, I follow a twofold strategy. First, I contend that the claim that because in Spinoza’s time constitution was understood as a one- to-one relation is mistaken: the main logicians (...)
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  49. The value of the world and of oneself: philosophical optimism and pessimism from Aristotle, Maimonides, Spinoza, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Camus.Mor Segev - 2022 - New York, NY, United States of America: Oxford University Press.
    This book examines the longstanding debate between philosophical optimism and pessimism in the history of philosophy, focusing on Aristotle, Maimonides, Spinoza, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Camus. Philosophical optimists maintain that the world is optimally arranged and is accordingly valuable, and that the existence of human beings is preferable over their nonexistence. Philosophical pessimists, by contrast, hold that the world is in a woeful condition and ultimately valueless, and that human nonexistence would have been preferable over our existence. Schopenhauer criticizes the optimism (...)
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  50. Anomalous Alliances: Spinoza and Abolition.Alejo Stark - 2022 - Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 16 (2): 308–330.
    What effects are produced in an encounter between what Gilles Deleuze calls Spinoza’s ‘practical philosophy’ and abolition? Closely following Deleuze’s account of Spinoza, this essay moves from the reifying and weakening punitive moralism of carceral state thought towards a joyful materialist abolitionist ethic. It starts with the three theses for which, Deleuze argues, Spinoza was denounced in his own lifetime: materialism (devaluation of consciousness), immoralism (devaluation of all values) and atheism (devaluation of the sad passions). From these three, it derives (...)
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