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Nature and necessity in Spinoza's philosophy

Author: Don Garrett
Publisher: New York, NY: Oxford University Press, [2018]
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Spinoza's guiding commitment to the thesis that nothing exists or occurs outside of the scope of nature and its necessary laws makes him one of the great seventeenth-century exemplars of both philosophical naturalism and explanatory rationalism. Nature and Necessity in Spinoza's Philosophy brings together for the first time eighteen of Don Garrett's articles on Spinoza's philosophy, ranging over the fields of  Read more...
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Garrett, Don.
Nature and necessity in Spinoza's philosophy.
New York City : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017051639
Named Person: Benedictus de Spinoza; Benedictus de Spinoza
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Don Garrett
ISBN: 9780190880019 0190880015 9780190879990 0190879998
OCLC Number: 1020296001
Description: 1 online resource (x, 533 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Overview. 1. Spinoza's Ethics: The Metaphysics of Blessedness (2003) --
Section I: Necessity and God's Nature; 2. Spinoza's "Ontological" Argument (1979) --
Postscript: Arguments for God's Existence Revisited --
3. Ethics Ip5: Shared Attributes and the Basis of Spinoza's Monism (1990) --
Postscript: Shared Attributes and Monism Revisited --
4. Spinoza's Necessitarianism (1991) --
Postscript: Necessitarianism Revisited --
Section II: Necessity, Truth, and Knowledge 5. Truth and Ideas of Imagination in the Tractatus de Intellectus Emendatione (1986)6. Truth, Method, and Correspondence in Spinoza and Leibniz (1990) --
7. Spinoza's Theory of Scientia Intuitiva (2009) --
Section III: Nature as Necessarily Extended and Thinking --
8. Descartes, Spinoza, and Locke on Extended Thinking Beings (2009) --
9. Spinoza on the Essence of the Human Body and the Part of the Mind That Is Eternal (2009) --
10. The Indiscernibility of Identicals and the Transitivity of Identity in Spinoza's Logic of the Attributes (2017) --
Section IV: Teleology and Necessarily Striving Natures. 5. Truth and Ideas of Imagination in the Tractatus de Intellectus Emendatione (1986) --
6. Truth, Method, and Correspondence in Spinoza and Leibniz (1990) --
7. Spinoza's Theory of Scientia Intuitiva (2009) --
Section III: Nature as Necessarily Extended and Thinking --
8. Descartes, Spinoza, and Locke on Extended Thinking Beings (2009) --
9. Spinoza on the Essence of the Human Body and the Part of the Mind That Is Eternal (2009) --
10. The Indiscernibility of Identicals and the Transitivity of Identity in Spinoza's Logic of the Attributes (2017) --
Section IV: Teleology and Necessarily Striving Natures --
11. Spinoza's Theory of Metaphysical Individuation (1994)12. Teleology in Spinoza and Early Modern Rationalism (1999) --
13. Spinoza's Conatus Argument (2002) --
Section V: Naturalistic Representation and Consciousness --
14. Representation and Consciousness in Spinoza's Naturalistic Theory of the Imagination (2008) --
Postscript: Consciousness Revisited --
15. Representation, Misrepresentation, and Error in Spinoza's Philosophy of Mind (2013) --
Section VI: Naturalistic Ethics --
16. "A Free Man Always Acts Honestly, Not Deceptively": Freedom and the Good in Spinoza's Ethics (1990) 17. Spinoza's Ethical Theory (1996)18. "Promising" Ideas: Hobbes and Contract in Spinoza's Political Philosophy (2010) --
Index
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Don Garrett.

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Spinoza's guiding commitment to the thesis that nothing exists or occurs outside of the scope of nature and its necessary laws makes him one of the great seventeenth-century exemplars of both philosophical naturalism and explanatory rationalism. Nature and Necessity in Spinoza's Philosophy brings together for the first time eighteen of Don Garrett's articles on Spinoza's philosophy, ranging over the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, ethics, and political philosophy.

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