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  1. Spinoza and the Philosophy of Science: Mathematics, Motion, and Being.Eric Schliesser - 1986, 2002
    This chapter argues that the standard conception of Spinoza as a fellow-travelling mechanical philosopher and proto-scientific naturalist is misleading. It argues, first, that Spinoza’s account of the proper method for the study of nature presented in the Theological-Political Treatise (TTP) points away from the one commonly associated with the mechanical philosophy. Moreover, throughout his works Spinoza’s views on the very possibility of knowledge of nature are decidedly sceptical (as specified below). Third, in the seventeenth-century debates over proper methods in the (...)
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  2. Hasdai Crescas and Spinoza on Actual Infinity and the Infinity of God’s Attributes.Yitzhak Melamed - 2014 - In Steven Nadler (ed.), Spinoza and Jewish Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 204-215.
    The seventeenth century was an important period in the conceptual development of the notion of the infinite. In 1643, Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647)—Galileo’s successor in the chair of mathematics in Florence—communicated his proof of a solid of infinite length but finite volume. Many of the leading metaphysicians of the time, notably Spinoza and Leibniz, came out in defense of actual infinity, rejecting the Aristotelian ban on it, which had been almost universally accepted for two millennia. Though it would be another two (...)
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  3. Spinoza's Library: The Mathematical and Scientific Works.Henri Krop - 2013 - Intellectual History Review 23 (1):25-43.
  4. A Tale of Two Thinkers, One Meeting, and Three Degrees of Infinity: Leibniz and Spinoza (1675–8).Ohad Nachtomy - 2011 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (5):935-961.
    The article presents Leibniz's preoccupation (in 1675?6) with the difference between the notion of infinite number, which he regards as impossible, and that of the infinite being, which he regards as possible. I call this issue ?Leibniz's Problem? and examine Spinoza's solution to a similar problem that arises in the context of his philosophy. ?Spinoza's solution? is expounded in his letter on the infinite (Ep.12), which Leibniz read and annotated in April 1676. The gist of Spinoza's solution is to distinguish (...)
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  5. The Influence of Spinoza’s Concept of Infinity on Cantor’s Set Theory.Paolo Bussotti & Christian Tapp - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 40 (1):25-35.
    Georg Cantor, the founder of set theory, cared much about a philosophical foundation for his theory of infinite numbers. To that end, he studied intensively the works of Baruch de Spinoza. In the paper, we survey the influence of Spinozean thoughts onto Cantor’s; we discuss Spinoza’s philosophy of infinity, as it is contained in his Ethics; and we attempt to draw a parallel between Spinoza’s and Cantor’s ontologies. Our conclusion is that the study of Spinoza provides deepening insights into Cantor’s (...)
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  6. The Differential Point of View of the Infinitesimal Calculus in Spinoza, Leibniz and Deleuze.Simon Duffy - 2006 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 37 (3):286-307.
    In Hegel ou Spinoza,1 Pierre Macherey challenges the influence of Hegel’s reading of Spinoza by stressing the degree to which Spinoza eludes the grasp of the Hegelian dialectical progression of the history of philosophy. He argues that Hegel provides a defensive misreading of Spinoza, and that he had to “misread him” in order to maintain his subjective idealism. The suggestion being that Spinoza’s philosophy represents, not a moment that can simply be sublated and subsumed within the dialectical progression of the (...)
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  7. The Reform of Logic in Descartes's and Spinoza's Works.A. D. Maidanskii - 1998 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 37 (2):25-44.
    Sooner or later there comes a time in the history of a science when it pauses from dealing with its innumerable special problems and returns to the study of first principles and the foundations that delimit its particular field of inquiry. The result is usually a radical revision of a number of established basic ideas, the discovery of some hitherto unknown dimension in the field, and the emergence of an appropriate paradigm for investigating the field. It was the fate of (...)
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  8. Actual Infinity: A Note on the Crespas-Passus in Spinoza's Letter (12) to Lodewijg Meijer.Wim Klever - 1994 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 10:111-120.
  9. What is a Mathematical Truth? In Spinoza and Leibniz.Elhanan Yakira - 1990 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 6:73-101.
  10. Between Infinity and Community: Notes on Materialism in Spinoza and Leopardi.Antonio Negri - 1989 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 5:151-176.
  11. Spinoza and Euclidean Arithmetic: The Example of the Fourth Proportional.Alexandre Matheron - 1986 - In Marjorie G. Grene & Debra Nails (eds.), Spinoza and the Sciences. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 125--150.
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  12. "The Order and Connection of Things" - Are They Constructed Mathematically-Deductively According to Spinoza?Amihud Gilead - 1985 - Société Française de Philosophie, Bulletin 76 (1):72.
  13. Nieuwe argumenten tegen de toeschrijving Van het auteurschap Van de „stelkonstige reeckening Van den regenboog” en „reeckening Van kanssen” aan Spinoza.W. N. A. Klever - 1985 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 47 (3):493 - 502.
    An accurate analysis of the text shows that the small treatises have a logical structure and a style which is in all aspects unspinozistic. The main points of difference are : a formalistic interpretation of mathematics‚ the opposition between mathematics and physics‚ slavish cartesianism‚ the presence of numerous pleonasms‚ carelessness of expression‚ parade of learning‚ prolixity‚ attention for irrelevant qualities of authors quoted‚ educational purpose. Together with De Vet’s demonstration that the author of SRR and RK is still alive in (...)
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