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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, resembling, or representative of the philosophical doctrines of Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677).


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  • W3 is quite different from mine, in that he sees the trope of vital fluid as organizing Schelling's entire ouevre, integrates the movements of contraction and expansion within the figure of "electromagnetic orgasm," and on this basis associates W3 with a philosophy of revelation, albeit in a Spinozistic rather than theistic form.

    Notes on ''The Abyss of the Past': Psychoanalysis in Schelling's Ages of the World (1815)'

  • This avoids having to impose onto the Spinozistic system an attribute-independent structure to account for the unity which does not seem to fit with his epistemology.


  • And while Russell was certainly hostile towards Christianity as well, he was not without a Spinozistic faith of his own, as comes through clearly in "The Value of Philosophy" at the end of Problems of Philosophy.

    What is an Atheist?

  • In the Spinozistic framework, even though everything in nature is determined, as finite modes we must remain ignorant of the chain of causes.

    George Herbert Mead

  • This locution led Arnauld and others to worry not just about divine simplicity but whether Malebranche was a Spinozistic pantheist who identified God with extension.

    Malebranche's Theory of Ideas and Vision in God

  • Einstein didn't make his reputation by means of his Spinozistic deism, which was neither necessitated by his scientific theories nor excluded by them.

    Ever ancient, ever new...arguments

  • It is Leibniz's response to Hobbesian and Spinozistic necessitarianism that is perhaps of greatest interest, for he sought to develop an account of action and freedom that would preserve divine and human freedom.

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

  • But when pressed late in his life to show how this status for them comported with the rest of his system, how they could be anything but modes of a single substance, in short how he avoided the drift into Spinozistic monism, he was in fact hard pressed.

    Continental Rationalism

  • Maimon was not only the first to try to create a synthesis between Kantian idealism and Spinozistic pantheism

    Salomon Maimon

  • The notion, shared by the teleological reading of conatus and the active reading of Spinozistic inertia, that it is in the nature of bodies actively to strive of their own power would seem to help.

    Spinoza's Physical Theory


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