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Spinoza's Metaphysics: Substance and Thought

Yitzhak Y. Melamed


This book offers a new and radical interpretation of the core of Spinoza's metaphysics. The first half of the book, which concentrates on the metaphysics of substance, suggests a new reading of Spinoza's key concepts of Substance and Mode, of Spinoza's pantheism and monism, and of his understanding of causation. The second half, addresses Spinoza's metaphysics of Thought, and presents three bold and interrelated theses on Spinoza's two doctrines of parallelism, the multifaceted structure of ideas, and Spinoza's reasons for holding that we cannot know any attributes of God, or Nature, other tha ... More

Keywords: Spinoza, Substance, Parallelism, Metaphysics of Thought, Infinite Modes, Idealism, German Idealism, Causation, Inherence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780195394054
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394054.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yitzhak Y. Melamed, author
The Johns Hopkins University