Representation and the Mind-Body Problem in Spinoza / Edition 1

Representation and the Mind-Body Problem in Spinoza / Edition 1

by Michael Della Rocca, Michael Della Rocca
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195095626

ISBN-13: 9780195095623

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This first extensive study of Spinoza's philosophy of mind concentrates on two problems crucial to the philosopher's thoughts on the matter: the requirements for having a thought about a particular object, and the problem of the mind's relation to the body. Della Rocca contends that Spinoza's positions are systematically connected with each other and with a

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This first extensive study of Spinoza's philosophy of mind concentrates on two problems crucial to the philosopher's thoughts on the matter: the requirements for having a thought about a particular object, and the problem of the mind's relation to the body. Della Rocca contends that Spinoza's positions are systematically connected with each other and with a principle at the heart of his metaphysical system: his denial of causal or explanatory relations between the mental and the physical. In this way, Della Rocca's exploration of these two problems provides a new and illuminating perspective on Spinoza's philosophy as a system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195095623
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
1Introduction3
2Parallelism and Individuals18
3The Mind-Relativity of Content44
4Holism and the Causal Requirement on Representation68
5The Essence Requirement on Representation84
6Falsity107
7"One and the Same Thing"118
8Spinoza, Opacity, and the Mind-Body Problem141
9Attributes and Identity157
Notes173
Bibliography207
Index of Passages Cited215
General Index219

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