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Spinoza: Metaphysical Themes

Olli I. Koistinen and John I. Biro


This book features 11 essays on the philosophy of Spinoza. These essays support the contention that Spinoza was not only a visionary, but also an acute philosopher who anticipated philosophical problems that continue to be the focus of attention. Spinoza’s main goal was to gain knowledge not just for its own sake, but for the sake of his own well-being. His philosophy was directed not only towards finding the truth, but also towards finding happiness. The essays cover three aspects of Spinoza’s philosophy: monism, mind, and the conatus doctrine.

Keywords: Spinoza, monism, mind, conatus doctrine

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195128154
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/019512815X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Olli I. Koistinen, editor
University of Turku

John I. Biro, editor
University of Florida
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