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One Extended Substance

Jonathan Bennett

in Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 1

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780198250913
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250916.003.0008

Series: Learning from Six Philosophers (2 Volumes)

 One Extended Substance

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The sensible thing that Spinoza meant when he said that there is only one substance, and that sticks and stones are ‘modes’ of it: his case for this monism grew out of his seeing a problem that Descartes overlooked, which is his reply to Curley's challenge to this interpretation.

Keywords: Curley; Descartes; monism; Spinoza

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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