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Spinoza was born to this family of Sephardic Jews, among the Portuguese Jews of Amsterdam.
Spinoza held a relativist's position, that nothing is good or bad, except to the extent that it is subjectively perceived to be by the individual.
This was an allusion to Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus.
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 Benedict De Spinoza [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Given Spinoza’s devaluation of sense perception as a means of acquiring knowledge, his description of a purely intellectual form of cognition, and his idealization of geometry as a model for philosophy, this categorization is fair.
Spinoza thus writes of the person who has attained this love that he "is hardly troubled in spirit, but being, by a certain eternal necessity, conscious of himself, and of God, and of things, he never ceases to be, but always possess true peace of mind" (VP42S).
Spinoza readily concedes that the aspect of the mind that expresses the existence of the body cannot survive the destruction of the body.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Baruch Spinoza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Benedictus de Spinoza (November 24, 1632 – February 21, 1677), was named Baruch Spinoza by his synagogue elders and known as Bento de Spinoza or Bento d'Espiñoza in his native Amsterdam.
Known as both the "greatest Jew" and the "greatest Atheist", Spinoza contended that God and Nature were two names for the same reality, namely the single substance (meaning "to stand beneath" rather than "matter") that underlies the universe and of which all lesser "entities" are actually modes or modifications.
Spinoza's portrait featured prominently on the older series of the 1000 Guilder banknote, which was legal tender in the Netherlands until the euro was introduced in 2002.
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 Baruch Spinoza
Baruch Spinoza was born in 1632 in Amsterdam.
Spinoza engages in such a detailed analysis of the composition of the human being because it is essential to his goal of showing how the human being is a part of Nature, existing within the same causal nexuses as other extended and mental beings.
Spinoza's aim in Parts Three and Four is, as he says in his Preface to Part Three, to restore the human being and his volitional and emotional life into their proper place in nature.
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After the death of his father in 1654, Spinoza was almost completely cast off by his family and, having no means, taught in the private Humanistic school of the ex-Jesuit and freethinker Franz van den Enden.
Spinoza's political views were largely inspired by Jan de Witt and his friends; the same opinions are to be found in the writings of other Dutch political writers of the same period, e.
Spinoza's view of the world is so constructed that the final results can be reached with equal logic from its epistemological and psychological assumptions, and from its ethical and metaphysical axioms.
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 AllRefer.com - Baruch Spinoza (Philosophy, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Baruch Spinoza (Philosophy, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Baruch Spinoza[spinO´zu] Pronunciation Key, 1632–77, Dutch philosopher, b.
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