Necessity and Nature in Spinoza's Philosophy

Necessity and Nature in Spinoza's Philosophy

by Don Garrett


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ISBN-13: 9780195307771
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/16/2018
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Publication Information ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1


1 Spinoza's Ethics: The Metaphysics of Blessedness (2003) 11

Section I Necessity and God's Nature

2 Spinoza's "Ontological" Argument (1979) 31

Postscript: Arguments for God's Existence Revisited 53

3 Ethics Ip5: Shared Attributes and the Basis of Spinoza's Monism (1990) 62

Postscript: Shared Attributes and Monism Revisited 91

4 Spinoza's Necessitarianism (1991) 98

Postscript: Necessitarianism Revisited 125

Section II Necessity, Truth, and Knowledge

5 Truth and Ideas of Imagination in the Tractatus de Intellectus Emendatione (1986) 151

6 Truth, Method, and Correspondence in Spinoza and Leibniz (1990) 176

7 Spinoza's Theory of Scientia Intuitiva (2009) 199

Section III Nature as Necessarily Extended and Thinking

8 Descartes, Spinoza, and Locke on Extended Thinking Beings (2009) 221

9 Spinoza on the Essence of the Human Body and the Part of the Mind That Is Eternal (2009) 243

10 The Indiscernibility of Identicals and the Transitivity of Identity in Spinoza's Logic of the Attributes (2017) 263

Section IV Teleology and Necessarily Striving Natures

11 Spinoza's Theory of Metaphysical Individuation (1994) 295

12 Teleology in Spinoza and Early Modem Rationalism (1999) 321

13 Spinoza's Conatus Argument (2002) 352

Section V Naturalistic Representation and Consciousness

14 Representation and Consciousness in Spinoza's Naturalistic Theory of the Imagination (2008) 393

Postscript: Consciousness Revisited 415

15 Representation, Misrepresentation, and Error in Spinoza's Philosophy of Mind (2013) 424

Section VI Naturalistic Ethics

16 "A Free Man Always Acts Honestly, Not Deceptively": Freedom and the Good in Spinoza's Ethics (1990) 441

17 Spinoza's Ethical Theory (1996) 462

18 "Promising" Ideas: Hobbes and Contract in Spinoza's Political Philosophy (2010) 504

Index 523

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