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Baruch (Benedict) Spinoza (1632—1677) Major Works: Ethics Demonstrated in Geometrical Order , the Theologico-Political Treatise Spinoza’s history, 27 July 1656 Lived in Amsterdam Was possibly going to be a Rabi Was excommunicated from Jewish community Some say he was kicked out for his unorthodox views About religion and politics Fear that they would arouse suspicion of local officials in Amsterdam How Jewish was Spinoza Some say that he was very into Jewish mysticism Others say that he spoke in theological Jewish terms but was not very religious Sees the universe as God or Nature He was seen as a Pantheist Method: see title of his book Very Cartesian Thinks that every part of a system should reference every other part of the system Goes after Descartes for not being Cartesian enough Says that there can only be one substance because of the codependence of everything in the universe
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Everything leads into everything else
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course PHL 202 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '10 term at Bradley.

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