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  1. added 2018-02-17
    Spinoza on the “Principles of Natural Things”.Alison Peterman - 2012 - The Leibniz Review 22:37-65.
    This essay considers Spinoza’s responses to two questions: what is responsible for the variety in the physical world and by what mechanism do finite bodies causally interact? I begin by elucidating Spinoza’s solution to the problem of variety by considering his comments on Cartesian physics in an epistolary exchange with Tschirnhaus late in Spinoza’s life. I go on to reconstruct Spinoza’s unique account of causation among finite bodies by considering Leibniz’s attack on the Spinozist explanation of variety. It turns out (...)
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  2. added 2016-11-01
    Spinoza on Conatus, Inertia and the Impossibility of Self-Destruction.F. Buyse - manuscript
    Suicide or self-destruction means in ordinary language “the act of killing oneself deliberately” (intentionally or on purpose). Indeed, that’s what we read in the Oxford dictionary and the Oxford dictionary of philosophy , which seems to be confirmed by the etymology of the term “suicide”, a term introduced around mid-17th century deduced from the modern Latin suicidium, ‘act of suicide’. Traditionally, suicide was regarded as immoral, irreligious and illegal in Western culture. However, during the 17th century this Christian view started (...)
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  3. added 2015-05-30
    Motion, Space, Extension: Spinoza and the Mechanics of Bodies.Edgar Eslava - 2010 - Universitas Philosophica 27 (54):109-119.
    In this essay, the author sets out the question: where bodies move according to Spinoza's physical thought? The question is linked to another one Oldenberg asked him then, about how objects acquire their unique individuality and the way nature behaves as a unit, despite the complexity of its constitution. The response refers not only to Spinoza's criticism to Cartesian mechanics, as usual, but will appeal to Spinoza's own interpretation, consistent with his system, about the constitution and dynamics of the physical (...)
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  4. added 2015-05-30
    Spinoza on the Vacuum and the Simplicity of Corporeal Substance.Thaddeus S. Robinson - 2009 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 26 (1):63 - 81.
  5. added 2015-05-30
    Reading Descartes' Principia Philosophiae-Invention and Interpretation in Spinoza's Rewriting of the Metaphysics of the Principia Philosophiae.Emanuela Scribano - 2005 - Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 58 (1).
  6. added 2015-05-30
    Between Infinity and Community: Notes on Materialism in Spinoza and Leopardi.Antonio Negri - 1989 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 5:151-176.
  7. added 2015-05-30
    Moles in Motu: Principles of Spinoza's Physics.W. N. A. Klever - 1988 - Studia Spinozana: An International and Interdisciplinary Series 4:165-194.
  8. added 2015-05-30
    Spinoza and the Theory of Organism.Hans Jonas - 1965 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 3 (1):43-57.