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Spinoza

Baruch . 1632--77, Dutch philosopher who constructed a holistic metaphysical system derived from a series of hypotheses that he judged self-evident. His chief work is Ethics (1677)
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Now, to Spinoza, since people always perceive life as extended, we may assert that Extension must be one of the eternal and infinite attributes of God when viewed as Nature.
That is, as infinite, God, under the guise of Nature, bars anything from existing beyond the unending expanse of the corporeal cosmos, which, in the end, ties to what Spinoza calls the conatus, or our bodily instinct, to persevere, for we can never fail to be ultimately reliant on Nature, to subsist.
For Proietti, Spinoza's writings go on the opposite direction of the recommended practice of the sixteenth hundreds: instead of eliminating, Spinoza incorporates the classics.
Interpreters of Spinoza's Latinity such as Kajanto (1979), Akkerman (1985), and Proietti (1985) provide some kind of map of Spinoza's indirect citations.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the ontological status of the second-order affections of substance, that is, the meaning and degree of reality of the affections of the affections of substance, and especially of the kind thereof that Spinoza designates as passions.
Fukuoka shows how Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza's (1632-77) Tractatus theologico-politicus (1670) redefined the relationship between state and church, and articulated a theory for intellectual liberty on that basis.