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  1. Valtteri Viljanen (forthcoming). Causal Efficacy of Representational Content in Spinoza. History of Philosophy Quarterly.
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  2. Valtteri Viljanen (2011). Spinoza's Geometry of Power. Cambridge University Press.
    This work examines the unique way in which Benedict de Spinoza (1632-77) combines two significant philosophical principles: that real existence requires causal power and that geometrical objects display exceptionally clearly how things have properties in virtue of their essences. Valtteri Viljanen argues that underlying Spinoza's psychology and ethics is a compelling metaphysical theory according to which each and every genuine thing is an entity of power endowed with an internal structure akin to that of geometrical objects. This allows Spinoza to (...)
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  3. Juhani Pietarinen & Valtteri Viljanen (eds.) (2009). The World as Active Power: Studies in the History of European Reason. Brill.
    This collection of essays discusses a central feature of European philosophy: the idea of a universal active power as the ultimate world-explanation.
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  4. Arto Repo & Valtteri Viljanen (2009). Leibniz on Force, Activity, and Passivity. In Juhani Pietarinen & Valtteri Viljanen (eds.), The World as Active Power: Studies in the History of European Reason. Brill.
     
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  5. Valtteri Viljanen (2009). Spinoza's Ontology. In Olli Koistinen (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza's Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  6. Valtteri Viljanen (2009). Schopenhauer's Twofold Dynamism. In Juhani Pietarinen & Valtteri Viljanen (eds.), The World as Active Power: Studies in the History of European Reason. Brill.
     
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  7. Valtteri Viljanen (2008). On the Derivation and Meaning of Spinoza's Conatus Doctrine. Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 4:89-112.
     
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  8. Valtteri Viljanen (2008). Spinoza's Essentialist Model of Causation. Inquiry 51 (4):412 – 437.
    Spinoza is most often seen as a stern advocate of mechanistic efficient causation, but examining his philosophy in relation to the Aristotelian tradition reveals this view to be misleading: some key passages of the Ethics resemble so much what Surez writes about emanation that it is most natural to situate Spinoza's theory of causation not in the context of the mechanical sciences but in that of a late scholastic doctrine of the emanative causality of the formal cause; as taking a (...)
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  9. Valtteri Viljanen (2007). Field Metaphysic, Power, and Individuation in Spinoza. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (3):393-418.
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