Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The monistic philosophy of Baruch Spinoza, in which all reality is held to consist of one substance, usually termed God or Nature, of which minds and bodies are both attributes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The metaphysical doctrine of Baruch (afterward Benedict) de Spinoza (1632—1677), a Spanish Jew, born at Amsterdam.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun philosophy The philosophical doctrine of Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) and his followers.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Baruch Spinoza.]

Examples

  • But if "Spinozism," as it is called, is but a stage of development there is something in Spinoza which can be superseded as little as the

    Pages from a Journal with Other Papers

  • Some critics, including Arnauld, had charged Malebranche with Spinozism because he claimed God has the idea of intelligible extension.

    Motherly Advice

  • The controversy goes in the literature under the name of the Spinozism or the Pantheism Dispute.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • He shared the view expressed by More, Pascal, Bayle, and Leibniz that Descartes 'system could be, and had been, used to further irreligion and had naturally developed into Spinozism.

    Samuel Clarke

  • The charge of Spinozism reappears in Malebranche's 1713-14 correspondence with one of his former students,

    Nicolas Malebranche

  • The controversy goes in the literature under the name of the Spinozism or the Pantheism Dispute.

    Jacobi and Heehs

  • *Spinozism, a form of pantheism which states that nature is a kind of god and that we can never know the divine essence.

    The Last Acceptable Prejudice

  • *Spinozism, a form of pantheism which states that nature is a kind of god and that we can never know the divine essence.

    Archive 2008-05-18

  • The result is a Spinozism minus substance, a purely modal or differential universe.

    Gilles Deleuze

  • That is, Leibniz found himself desperately trying to come up with an argument that showed that his own philosophy was not threatened by the spectre of Spinozism, but his philosophical commitments, especially those concerning the nature of God, meant his options were limited.

    Sufficient Reason

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