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Spinoza on reason

Author: Michael LeBuffe
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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Michael LeBuffe explains claims about reason in Spinoza's metaphysics, theory of mind, ethics, and politics. He emphasizes the extent to which different claims build upon one another so contribute to the systematic coherence of Spinoza's philosophy.
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LeBuffe, Michael.
Spinoza on reason.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017011611
(OCoLC)1000584952
Named Person: Benedictus de Spinoza; Benedictus de Spinoza
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael LeBuffe
ISBN: 9780190845810 0190845813 9780190845834 019084583X
OCLC Number: 1002210023
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Spinoza on Reason; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Spinoza's Life and Works; The Ethics and the Theological Political Treatise; Spinoza's Ethics; Spinoza's Theological Political Treatise; 1. Reason in the Metaphysics of Finite Individuals; 1.1 Dualism, Idealism, or Materialism?; 1.2 God and the Human Individual as Existents; 1.3 Availability: An Objection to Della Rocca's Idealist Interpretation; 1.4 A Response: The Causal Nature of Any Finite Thing Is Like the Nature of God; 1.5 Avicenna; 1.6 Maimonides; 1.7 Descartes 1.8 Reason and the Nature of Finite Things1.9 Idealism and Reasons; 1.10 The Causal Nature of the Human Individual in Spinoza; 1.11 Theomorphism in Descartes and Leibniz; 1.12 Generalization Arguments; 1.13 Reason and the Question of Ideas; 2. Reason as an Idea; 2.1 Reason in Pseudo-​Dionysius and Thomas Aquinas; 2.2 Ideas of Reason as Knowledge Distinctive of Finite Minds; 2.3 Causation and Perception; 2.4 The Psychology of Perception: Power, Association, and Vacillation; 2.5 Causation and Reason: The Idea of Something Common to Two Bodies 2.6 Common Properties, Common Notions, and What Follows from Them2.7 The Psychology of Reason; 2.8 Reason as a Kind of Knowledge; 3. Practical Reason; 3.1 Dictates of Reason in Aquinas and Hobbes; 3.2 Curley and Rutherford on the Guidance of Reason; 3.3 Self-​Preservation and Understanding as Ends Commanded by Reason; 3.4 The Second Kind of Knowledge and the Guidance of Reason; 3.5 Motivation and the Guidance of Reason; 3.6 Authority and the Guidance of Reason; 3.7 Authority and Motivation Together; 4. Reason and Miracles; 4.1 The Noble Lie; 4.2 A Fixed Plan 4.3 Inductive Generalization as a Fixed Plan4.4 Imaginative Ideas of the Unique; 4.5 God, Miracles, Devotion, and Obedience in Spinoza's Account of Religion; 4.6 The Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms; 4.7 The Threat of Harmful Elitism; 4.8 Reason and Religion in the Life of a Citizen; 4.9 Reason as a Source of Practical Guidance and as a Motive; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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This is a challenging and extremely useful monograph on the varying notions of reason in Spinoza's philosophy. It will be a very welcome contribution to scholarship on Spinoza. * Michael Della Rocca, Read more...

 
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