from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A monistic approach to philosophy in which all reality is held to consist of one substance, usually termed God or Nature, of which minds and bodies are both attributes.
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- proper n. The philosophical doctrine of Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) and his followers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The form of Pantheism taught by Benedict Spinoza, that there is but one substance, or infinite essence, in the universe, of which the so-called material and spiritual beings and phenomena are only modes, and that one this one substance is God.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The metaphysical doctrine of Baruch (afterward Benedict) de Spinoza (1632—1677), a Spanish Jew, born at Amsterdam.
After Baruch Spinoza.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)