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Spinoza on nature /
James Collins ; foreword by George Kimball Plochmann.
imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1984.
description
vx, 333 p. ; 25 cm. --
ISBN
0809311607
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imprint
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1984.
isbn
0809311607
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
51120
 
Bibliography: p. 315-324.
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"The aim of this book is to examine Spinoza's novel (and heretical) view of God as nature [which] is infused into ev­erything else that Spinoza has to say on physics, physiology, psychology Scrip­tural exegesis and its social conse­quences, and political theory. . . . For Spinoza to have created a philosophy of the whole which yet retains its articula­tion of parts, was a signal contribution to the history of thought. And for a book written in our time to explicate fully, de­liberately, and clearly this contribution is itself an important addition to the scholarly thinking of the late twentieth century."--from the Foreword
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Collins' method is to make an internal textual study of Spinoza's doctrine on nature with emphasis on his general model of nature that underlies and governs his arguments on particular issues. Separate chapters are devoted to each of his early writings. Two chapters discuss the Ethics. Collins concludes with a unifying view of Spinoza's perspective on nature that has a bearing upon many contemporary philosophical issues.

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