Download PDF by Floris van der Burg: Davidson and Spinoza: Mind, Matter and Morality (Ashgate New

By Floris van der Burg

ISBN-10: 0754639746

ISBN-13: 9780754639749

Baruch Spinoza a Dutch rationalist thinker of the seventeenth century and Donald Davidson the most individual modern American analytic philosophers, are thinkers now not frequently analysed together with one another within the philosophical literature but there are extraordinary parallels of their inspiration. during this e-book Floris van der Burg identifies issues of comparability within the components of ontology, epistemology, philosophy of brain and philosophy of language and, after explaining the speculation of every thinker, examines the parallel topics among Spinoza and Davidsonian concept. within the mild of this comparability van der Burg exhibits that the staunch naturalism of Spinoza, even within the psychological realm, shouldn't be deserted nowa days. quite it truly is precisely what Spinoza lacks during this quarter, the linguistic flip in philosophy, characterized by way of Davidson, that enables for his naturalism to be salvaged after three hundred years. Van der Burg's research culminates in his paving the way in which for a Spinozistic ethics for a Davidsonian philosophy.

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