Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (2):243-266 (2005)

Authors
Michael LeBuffe
University of Otago
Abstract
: As Spinoza presents it, the knowledge of God is knowledge, primarily, of oneself and, secondarily, of other things. Without this know‐ledge, a mind may not consciously desire to persevere in being. That is why Spinoza claims that the knowledge of God is the most useful thing to the mind at IVP28. He claims that the knowledge of God is the highest good, however, not because it is instrumental to perseverance, but because it is also the best among those goods that we seek for their own sakes. It is acquiescentia in se ipso, the highest form of laetitia.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/papq.2005.86.issue-2
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 50,287
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Spinoza's Summum Bonum.Michael Lebuffe - 2005 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 86 (2):243–266.
" Bonum" e" summum Bonum" nell¿ Etica di Spinoza.Franco Biasutti - 1994 - Verifiche: Rivista Trimestrale di Scienze Umane 23 (1):3-16.
Metaphysics and Empowerment.Susan James - 2015 - Philosophical Topics 43 (1-2):13-26.
Peirce’s Summum Bonum and the Ethical Views of C. I. Lewis and John Dewey.Morton White - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (4):1029-1037.
Spinoza and the Stoics.Jon Arnold Miller - 2002 - Dissertation, University of Toronto (Canada)
O Bonum e o Summum Bonum no Pensamento de Tomás de Aquino.Fritz-Joachim von Rintelen - 1977 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 33 (2/3):182 - 195.
The Mind and the Body as 'One and the Same Thing' in Spinoza.Colin R. Marshall - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (5):897-919.
Peirce's Summum Bonum and the Ethical Views of C. I. Lewis and John Dewey.Morton White - 1999 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 59 (4):1029-1037.
Peirce’s Summum Bonum and the Ethical Views of C. I. Lewis and John Dewey.Morton White - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (4):1029-1037.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-02-23

Total views
11 ( #755,588 of 2,325,529 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #664,323 of 2,325,529 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes