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Being and Reason: An Essay on Spinoza's Metaphysics

Martin Lin


In Being and Reason, Martin Lin offers a new interpretation of Spinoza’s core metaphysical doctrines with attention to how and why, in Spinoza, metaphysical notions are entangled with cognitive, logical, and epistemic ones. For example, according to Spinoza, a substance is that which can be conceived through itself, and a mode is that which is conceived through another. Thus, metaphysical notions, substance and mode, appear to be defined through a notion that is either cognitive or logical, being conceived through. What are we to make of the intimate connections that Spinoza sees between metap ... More

Keywords: Spinoza, realism, attribute, mode, Principle of Sufficient Reason, monism, mind–body problem, attributes, conatus, divine providence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198834151
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198834151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Lin, author
Associate Professor, Rutgers University

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