Philosophy is one of the most intimidating and difficult of disciplines, as any of its students can attest. This book is an important entry in a distinctive new series. Benedict de Spinoza was at once the father of the Enlightenment and the last Spinoza. Roger Scruton (author). Paperback (30 May ) | English. Father of the Enlightenment and the last guardian of the medieval world, Spinoza made a brilliant attempt to reconcile the conflicting moral and intellectual.
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Not least, it overturns the notion of a personal God.
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As with other 17th century thinkers, Spinoza therefore carves an unstated, but clear path towards modern atheism. I found the connection with Hegel particularly interesting.
Scruton says that Hegel appropriated and transformed the major arguments of the Ethics. The theory of the one substance thus becomes that of the Absolute Idea, the single entity which is realized in and through the attributes of nature, spirit, art and history.
The theory of adequate ideas roger scruton spinoza the dialectic, roger scruton spinoza to which knowledge is a progressive advance from a confused and "abstract" "positing" of a concept, to the ever completer, ever more "absolute" conception of the world.
Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton
Spinoza notes that organisms and certain other objects resist roger scruton spinoza, fracture or melting. Sometimes, if injured, they restore themselves out of their own inherent principle of self-recovery.
This endeavour, conatus constitutes their essence. Scruton, however, denies that this account of the individual is sufficient. Not least, it overturns the notion of a roger scruton spinoza God. As with other 17th century thinkers, Spinoza therefore carves an unstated, but clear path towards modern atheism.
In this book Roger Scruton presents a clear and systematic analysis of Spinoza's thought, and shows its relevance to today's intellectual preoccupations. The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford Roger scruton spinoza Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.