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Reconceiving Spinoza

Samuel Newlands


In Reconceiving Spinoza, Newlands returns to Spinoza’s self-described foundational project and provides an integrated interpretation of his metaphysical system and the way in which his metaphysics shapes, and is shaped by, his moral program. One of the overarching theses of this book is that conceptual relations form the backbone of Spinoza’s explanatory project and perform a surprising amount of work in his metaphysics and ethics. Conceptual relations are the philosophical grease that keeps the Spinozistic machine running smoothly, allowing him to do everything from reconciling monism with di ... More

Keywords: Spinoza, early modern, metaphysics, ethics, conceptual, modality, essence, dependence, egoism, idealism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198817260
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198817260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Newlands, author
O'Neill Collegiate Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame