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What does /lit/ think of Spinoza?
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What does /lit/ think of Spinoza?
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sorry m8
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Ethics is a wonderful read.
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>>7565677
dubs of truth i guess
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>>7565673
I consider myself fortunate to have read him as his Ethics alone sufficed to strengthen my faith in God. It may very well be that men following Spinoza were able to disentangle his arguments and refute them, but to me they were not only irrefutable in mind, but soul and I found myself often times smiling as he expressed something I wished I could myself when asked why or how I believe in God.
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Stop talking about Spinoza on /lit/ you stupid fuck. We don't need him to become a "meme" in this shithole.
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>>7565699
goddamn. stop getting dubs

but pls explain your position
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Pretty overlooked philosopher historically and even till this day.

>>7565693

Be careful to qualify his defense of God to be a defense of God or Nature.

"Deus sive Natura," God or Nature.

One must be careful not to fall into the trap that is anthropomorphism,
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>>7565673
Is there anything besides Ethics by him that are worth reading?
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>>7565693
You stupid, stupid motherfucker. Reread the Ethics and replace 'God' with 'Nature' and you'll have a slightly better undertanding of the work. Jesus. I honestly feel a bit bad about breaking this to you. Spinoza's 'God' has almost no resemblance to a sentient, involved God.
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>>7565724
Theological-Political Treatise
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>>7565714
From what I understood, the terms were interchangeable. It is not God as Jesus Christ that he writes of but God as the primary mover; not an entity of wrath to regard with fear lest a calamity be brought down in furious vengeance, but the source of being responsible for the necessity of all that transpires. I definitely developed a greater sense of contentment with all aspects of my life after reading Spinoza as that point of necessity was among those which I considered irrefutable. The futility of contesting or opposing what is necessarily so became evident and life has been easier with this understanding. Although my understanding of it all is rudimentary at best, I definitely would recommend Spinoza to anyone.
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