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Baruch Spinoza

Yitzhak Y. Melamed

in Philosophy

ISBN: 9780195396577
Published online February 2014 | | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0180
Baruch Spinoza

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Benedictus de Spinoza (b. 1632–d. 1677) was one of the greatest metaphysicians of all time, and the boldest and most controversial philosopher of modernity. Born and educated in the Jewish community of Amsterdam, Spinoza broke from traditional religion and developed a highly original and sophisticated philosophical system that relentlessly challenged commonsensical and popular anthropomorphic and anthropocentric thinking. Spinoza’s boldness and ingenuity have been particularly well received since the early 1980s, when he has become a major source of inspiration for philosophers both in France and North America.

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Subjects: Philosophy ; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art ; Epistemology ; Feminist Philosophy ; History of Western Philosophy ; Metaphysics ; Moral Philosophy ; Non-Western Philosophy ; Philosophy of Language ; Philosophy of Law ; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic ; Philosophy of Mind ; Philosophy of Religion ; Philosophy of Science ; Social and Political Philosophy

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