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Spinoza and religion

Elmer Ellsworth Powell

Spinoza and religion

a study of Spinoza"s metaphysics and of his particular utterances in regard to religion

by Elmer Ellsworth Powell

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Published by The Open court publishing company; [etc., etc.] in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. [from old catalog],
  • Philosophy and religion.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB3999.R4 P8
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii p., 1 l., 344 p.
    Number of Pages344
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23410975M
    LC Control Number06021921

    Approaching the central themes of Spinoza's thought from both a historical and analytical perspective, this book examines the logical-metaphysical core of Spinoza's philosophy, its epistemology and its ramifications for his much disputed attitude towards religion. Opening with a discussion of Spinoza's historical and philosophical location as the appropriate context for the interpretation of.   1,, views. Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. The interactive transcript could not be loaded. Rating is available.

      Spinoza like Hobbes took a scientific approach to understanding the relationship of power between politics and religion in society. Through removing some of the superstition from religion and elevating the philosophical conclusions embedded in the scripture, he sought to put religion in the service of politics with what he saw as a theocratic co-sovereignty between religion and politics.   A truly magnificent view of religion, life and the universe. While there have never been many followers of Spinoza's system, its influence has been felt throughout philsophy. This book is a monument to what the human mind is capable of. A landmark in Western civilization.5/5(5).

      Spinoza, Benedict; Spinoza, Benedict The Catholic Encyclopedia. In Spinoza published a book under his own name called "Renati des Cartes principiorum philosophiæ Pars I et II, more geometrico demonstratæ", and a supplement to this under the title, "Cogitata metaphysica". The work does not give Spinoza's own philosophy, but glimpses. Baruch Spinoza, "Human Beings are Determined" Abstract: Baruch Spinoza argues against the doctrine of free will as a result of demonstrating that the activity of our minds is equivalent to the activity of our mind is more or less active (or contemplative) in accordance with the body's activity or .


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Spinoza and religion by Elmer Ellsworth Powell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Spinoza’s book “makes all the claims for reason that have ever been made.” Above all, it purports to show that rational understanding, in Spinoza’s rarefied sense, is the good for a human being.

Spinoza’s religion of reason, as Goldstein evokes it, seeks to provide man with the only form of redemption which is truly available. In his learned and thoughtful book “Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza: Reason, Religion, and Autonomy” (), Carlos Fraenkel, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Judaic Studies at McGill University, aims, in his words, to “lay the groundwork for understanding and tracing the history of what I call a philosophical religion.”Cited by: Strauss evaluates Spinoza's critiques of both Christianity and Judaism, as well as where his philosophy intersects and diverges from Calvinism- the major trend of theological thought in the Netherlands during Spinoza's own time.

A valuable book for students of philosophy, politics, and anyone trying to understand the origins of our modern Cited by: Susan James offers an interpretation of a work that is itself about interpretation Spinoza's Theologico‐Political Treatise.

By setting the Treatise in its seventeenth‐century Dutch context, and identifying the wide range of philosophical, theological, hermeneutic, historical, and political debates to which Spinoza was responding, she elucidates the character of his argument and the ends it.

1. Lectures on the History of Philosophy, vol. 3—G.F.W. Hegel 2. Healing the Mind—Neal Grossman 3. Spinoza: A Collection of Critical Essays—Marjorie Grene, ed.

Uncorrected Papers—Wallace Matson (4 excellent essays on Spinoza) Start there. I wou. Baruch Spinoza. Baruch Spinoza was a seventeenth-century Dutch philosopher who tried to reinvent religion – moving it away from something based on superstition and ideas of direct divine intervention to being a discipline that was far more impersonal, quasi-scientific and.

Desire nothing for yourself, which you do not desire for others. Inspirational, Desire. The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak. Communication, Philosophical, Men. The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, it to understand things by intuition.

Wisdom, Understanding, Intuition. In this book, Spinoza argues that the way to "blessedness" or "salvation" for each person involves an expansion of the mind towards an intuitive understanding of God, of Author: Clare Carlisle.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Spinoza's Revelation: Religion, Democracy, and Reason by Nancy K. Levene (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. Spinoza's criticism of the popular belief in free will is rather similar to his analysis of belief in miracles in the Theologico-Political Treatise, which we looked at a few weeks ago. There, we Author: Clare Carlisle. Ethics, Spinoza is pursuing the establishment of one unified Book of Nature and also of 'true religion' – a Book of Deus, sive Natura, informed by the scienza nuova of Galileo.

The Two Books The notion that divinity could be 'read' in the natural world – the metaphor of the “Book of Nature” - was most famously publicized by Galileo Size: KB.

Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise is s 4/5. Baruch Spinoza (), is a Dutch philosopher and has written the following works: Spinoza, rejecting any divine transcendence, identifies and merges God and the nature.

The intellectual love of wisdom is the true God, who is the immanent reality. The Ethics (Spinoza’s main work), is exposed as is a treatise on geometry: from definitions.

Spinoza and religion. New York: New School for Social Research, © (OCoLC) Named Person: Benedictus de Spinoza; Benedictus de Spinoza; Benedictus ((de)) Spinoza; Benedictus de Spinoza: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Harry Austryn Wolfson. Furthermore, Tyson attributes to Spinoza a view of nature that he makes sound daringly novel: “His sacred text,” he says of Spinoza, was “the book of nature.” But for most early modern scientists there were two sacred texts: the Bible and nature.

By turning his back on the former, Spinoza undermined some of the theological foundations. Leo Strauss articulates the conflict between reason and revelation as he explores Spinoza's scientific, comparative, and textual treatment of the Bible.

Strauss compares Spinoza's Theologico-political Treatise and the Epistles, showing their relation to critical controversy on religion from Epicurus and Lucretius through Uriel da Costa and Isaac Peyrere to Thomas Hobbes/5(2).

The concrete presuppositions for the critique of theocracy --E. Vulgus and nation, superstition and religion --X. Spinoza's conception of the Bible and Bible science --A. Spinoza's indifference to scripture, and his historical consciousness --B. Interest in scripture and the idea of Bible science as positive science --C.

Critique of religion. Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise is simultaneously a work of philosophy and a piece of practical politics. It defends religious pluralism, a republican form of political organisation, and the freedom to philosophise, with a determination that is extremely rare in seventeenth-century : Spinoza was born in Amsterdam ininto a family of Jewish emigrants fleeing persecution in Portugal.

He was trained in Talmudic scholarship, but his views soon took unconventional directions which the Jewish community - fearing renewed persecution on charges of atheism - tried to discourage. Dawkins actually opens his book The God Delusion, with a discussion of what he calls Einsteinian Religion, and essentially what he's talking about is Spinoza's God.

Now Spinoza's God is. Benedict de Spinoza, Hebrew forename Baruch, Latin forename Benedictus, Portuguese Bento de Espinosa, (born NovemAmsterdam—died FebruThe Hague), Dutch Jewish philosopher, one of the foremost exponents of 17th-century Rationalism and one of the early and seminal figures of the masterwork is the treatise Ethics ().Melamed & Rosenthal, Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise: A Critical Guide (available as e-book via McGill Library).

October 18 TTP, Recommended: Carlos Fraenkel, “Spinoza’s Philosophy of Religion,” in Oxford Handbook of Spinoza, ed. M. Della Rocca, Oxford, (available as e. The best interpretations of Spinoza’s philosophy would lead us to believe that, for Spinoza, religion is superstition.

Henry Allison’s account is an excellent example.1 As he proceeds to discuss Spinoza’s views concerning revelation, scripture and religion, the subject matter of the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus, Allison writes: Spinoza’s general attitude to the claims of revealed.