Schelling’s Naturphilosophie Project: Towards a Spinozian Conception of Nature

South African Journal of Philosophy 29 (3):373-390 (2010)
Various commentators have acknowledged the fact that Schelling was influenced by Spinoza’s philosophical views (cf. Bowie 1993, 2003; Copleston 1963; Esposito 1977; White 1983; Lawrence 2003; Hegel 1995; Beiser 2002; Richards 2002). However, these commentators have not spelled out in detail this influence, and this situation is particularly true of the Anglo-American tradition. In this article, I investigate Schelling’s Naturphilosophie project in search of its Spinozistic roots and I argue that this provides us with a better understanding of the Schelligian system.
Keywords Schelling  Naturphilosophie Project  Spinoza
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DOI 10.4314/sajpem.v29i4.61774
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