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  • Spinoza, Baruch or Benedict 1632-1677. Dutch philosopher and theologian whose controversial pantheistic doctrine advocated an intellectual love of God. His best-known work is Ethics (1677).

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  • n. Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)

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  • And some of his songs issue from cassette players embedded in Spinoza Bear, a line of therapeutic plush toys designed for abused children and others in need of soothing.

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  • Consider, for example, Albert Einstein's statements: I believe in Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings ....

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  • MR: But it's official, David Spinoza is not a part of this?

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  • In the view of the Historicist tradition originating in Spinoza, and extending via Herder, Ernesti, Schleiermacher, Dilthey, and Gadamer to the New Historicists today, any unqualified textualism amounted to a conspiracy (consciously or unconsciously) against the political and economic significations transmitted by that text, however unconsciously.

    Bringing About the Past

  • Israel calls Spinoza the father of the Radical Enlightenment.

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  • In this state, one begins to experience the essence of an infinite, indivisible “substance,”14 a term that Spinoza used to simultaneously embrace God, nature, and the sum total of reality itself:

    Born to Believe

  • Suppose, for instance, that I feel some titillation on reading a proposition concerning the contrast between Paul's idea of Peter and Peter's idea of himself, a titillation which is accompanied by the idea of Spinoza, its external cause.

    The Life of Reason

  • They can boast of no great philosopher; their Spinoza is a Jew, a pupil of Descartes and the rabbis, an isolated recluse of a different genius and a different race.

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  • #849217 mins ago/this weekend's Unsound NYC collaborations with The Bunker by speaking to promoter and resident Bryan Kasenic (aka Spinoza).

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  • The piece is based on a historical event, the 1656 tribunal in Amsterdam -- a haven from the Spanish Inquisition for Portuguese Jews such as Spinoza -- convened to decide whether the 23-year-old Spinoza should be excommunicated from Judaism.

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  • "In 1676, Spinoza met with Leibniz at The Hague for a discussion of his principal philosophical work, Ethics,, which had been completed in 1676. Leibniz then began to plagiarize the as-yet unpublished work when he returned to Germany. This meeting was described in Matthew Stewart's The Courtier and the Heretic."

    --Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Baruch_Spinoza&oldid=509310500)

    September 6, 2012