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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) or his writings.

Etymologies

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Spinoza +‎ -an

Examples

  • Enlightenment philosophy; though there are more resemblances between the Madhyamakan view of emptiness and skepticism than there are to Spinozan pantheism.

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • Schopenhauer regarded man in somewhat Spinozan terms, not as being led by his passions so much as by an external Will; man suffers from the illusion of being led by the intellect.

    The Passing of Willard Van Orman Quine

  • Incidentally, on the question of sentient supernaturality I am a doubtful agnostic myself, although I do find something appealing in Spinozan/Emersonian monism, and I tend to see the Christian tradition as one particular and often peculiar expression of it.

    Humanist Parents Recreating Religious Community

  • Retain the middle term and drop the extremes and you have the Spinozan doctrine of one

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • It was thus that both the Cartesian and Spinozan systems of philosophy had their birth-place on Dutch soil.

    History of Holland

  • Many of the texts of the Bible do represent an expression of an ancient conception of a universalist monotheism; not perhaps rising to a Spinozan abstraction, but quite a bit more refined and even critical than the typical atheist taunt about "Bronze Age goatherds" would admit.

    Pharyngula

  • The fundies may not listen to reason, but at least they -- along with the New Atheists -- agree that the question of God's existence is important and that the God at issue for purposes of that question is the entity whose characteristics are defined in the the Judeo-Christian-Muslim holy texts, not some Spinozan abstraction.

    Pharyngula

  • The fundies may not listen to reason, but at least they -- along with the New Atheists -- agree that the question of God's existence is important and that the God at issue for purposes of that question is the entity whose characteristics are defined in the the Judeo-Christian-Muslim holy texts, not some Spinozan abstraction.

    Pharyngula

  • Or we could do something with your theological position: the Spinozan? the Panpsychist?

    open source theology - Comments

  • Empire, Hardt and Negri developed Spinoza's notion of the "constitutive power" of the imagination, while António Damásio has argued that there are significant affinities between Spinozan psychology and contemporary discoveries in neurophysiology.

    Eurozine articles

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