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Beth Lord
University of Aberdeen
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    Kant and Spinozism: Transcendental Idealism and Immanence From Jacobi to Deleuze.Beth Lord - 2011 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book provides a new interpretation of Kants critical work that shows Kants deep connection to Spinoza, and reveals new directions for thinking about Kant in relation to contemporary European philosophy.
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    Spinoza's Ethics: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide.Beth Lord - 2010 - Indiana University Press.
    Baruch Spinoza was born in Amsterdam during a period of unprecedented scientific, artistic, and intellectual discovery. Upon its release, Spinoza’s Ethics was banned; today it is the quintessential example of philosophical method. Although acknowledged as difficult, the book is widely taught in philosophy, literature, history, and politics. This introduction is designed to be read side by side with Spinoza's work. As a guide to the style, vocabulary, and arguments of the Ethics, it offers a range of interpretive possibilities to prepare (...)
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    Spinoza Beyond Philosophy.Beth Lord (ed.) - 2012 - Edinburgh University Press.
    10 engaging and original essays argue that Spinoza is the interdisciplinary thinker for our times.This book brings Spinoza outside the realm of academic philosophy, and presents him as a thinker who is relevant to contemporary problems and questions across a variety of disciplines.Discover how Spinoza's theory of bodies transforms our understanding of music, and how it grounds "collective subjectivity" in contemporary politics. Learn how Spinoza's idea of freedom was instrumental to the Haitian revolution of 1791, and how it inspired Samuel (...)
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    ‘Disempowered by Nature’: Spinoza on The Political Capabilities of Women.Beth Lord - 2011 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (6):1085 - 1106.
    This paper examines Spinoza's remarks on women in the Political Treatise in the context of his views in the Ethics about human community and similitude. Although these remarks appear to exclude women from democratic participation on the basis of essential incapacities, I aim to show that Spinoza intended these remarks not as true statements, but as prompts for critical consideration of the place of women in the progressive democratic polity. In common with other scholars, I argue that women, in Spinoza's (...)
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    ‘Disempowered by Nature’: Spinoza on The Political Capabilities of Women.Beth Lord - unknown
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    IV—Disagreement in the Political Philosophy of Spinoza and Rancière.Beth Lord - 2017 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 117 (1):61-80.
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    The Concept of Equality in Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise.Beth Lord - unknown
    A version of this paper was first presented at the conference The Radical Enlightenment: the Big Picture and its Details in Brussels in May 2013. I would like to thank Steffen Ducheyne and the organizing team at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and to acknowledge the many helpful comments I received from listeners there and at subsequent events. Thanks also to the anonymous reviewer who suggested several helpful refinements.
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    The Concept of Equality in Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise.Beth Lord - 2016 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (2):367-386.
    Spinoza recognizes that in a democracy, ideals of freedom and equality shape our thoughts about ourselves as human beings. This paper examines Spinoza’s concept of equality in the Theological-Political Treatise, and considers its complexi­ties and ambiguities in light of his theories of freedom and democracy there and in the Ethics. Because Spinoza takes human beings to have unequal power, he does not believe we are naturally or intrinsically equal. Nor does he think equality is good in itself. Equality is good (...)
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    Spinoza, Equality, and Hierarchy.Beth Lord - unknown
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    Spinoza's Religion: A New Reading of the Ethics by Clare Carlisle (Princeton University Press, 2021).Beth Lord - forthcoming - Philosophy:1-4.
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    The Virtual and the Ether: Transcendental Empiricism in Kant's Opus Postumum.Beth Lord - 2008 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 39 (2):147-166.
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    ‘A Sudden Surprise of the Soul’: Wonder in Museums and Early Modern Philosophy.Beth Lord - 2016 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 79:95-116.
    Recent museum practice has seen a return to ‘wonder’ as a governing principle for display and visitor engagement. Wonder has long been a contentious topic in aesthetics, literary studies, and philosophy of religion, but its adoption in the museum world has been predominantly uncritical. Here I will suggest that museums draw on a concept of wonder that is largely unchanged from seventeenth-century philosophy, yet without taking account of early modern doubts about wonder's efficacy for knowledge. In this paper I look (...)
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    Kant's Productive Ontology : Knowledge, Nature and the Meaning of Being.Beth Lord - 2003 - Pli 14.
    In this thesis I provide an interpretation of Kant's theories of knowledge, nature, and being in order to argue that Kant's ontology is a productive ontology: it is a theory of being that includes a notion of production. I aim to show that Kant's epistemology and philosophy of nature are based on a theory of being as productivity. The thesis contributes to knowledge in that it considers in detail Kant's ontology and theory of being, topics which have generally been ignored (...)
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    The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy.John Mullarkey & Beth Lord (eds.) - 2009 - Continuum.
    The Continuum Companion to Continental Philosophy offers the definitive guide to contemporary continental thought.
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    Spinoza's Political Psychology: The Taming of Fortune and Fear.Beth Lord - 2021 - Philosophical Quarterly 71 (1):211-214.
    Spinoza's Political Psychology: The Taming of Fortune and Fear. By Steinberg Justin.
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    Spinoza on Human Freedom: Reason, Autonomy, and the Good Life. By Matthew J. Kisner. (Cambridge UP, 2011. Pp. Xi + 261. Price £50.00.).Beth Lord - 2012 - Philosophical Quarterly 62 (246):206-208.
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    Are We Morally Equal by Nature?Beth Lord - 2015 - Forum for European Philosophy Blog.
    Beth Lord explores Spinoza’s rejection of natural moral equality and its relevance for modern democracy.
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  18. Hasana Sharp, Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization.Beth Lord - 2012 - Radical Philosophy 175:56.
  19. Spinoza’s Philosophy of Ratio.Beth Lord (ed.) - 2018 - Edinburgh University Press.
    "From his geometrical method to his theory of mind and body and from his account of the emotions to his doctrine of how to live well, Spinoza's philosophy is a philosophy of ratio"--Back cover.
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  20. The House That Kant Built. [REVIEW]Beth Lord - 2000 - Pli 10:260-266.
    Diane Morgan, Kant Trouble: The Obscurities of the Enlightened.
     
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    Spinoza and the Specters of Modernity: The Hidden Enlightenment of Diversity From Spinoza to Freud.Beth Lord - 2011 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (2):339-342.
    (2011). Spinoza and the Specters of Modernity: The Hidden Enlightenment of Diversity from Spinoza to Freud. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 339-342.
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    Spinoza and German Idealism.Beth Lord - 2014 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (1):178-181.
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    Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics.Beth Lord - 2014 - Philosophical Quarterly 64 (254):191-193.
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    What Can We Do with Spinoza?Beth Lord - unknown
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    Spinoza and Architectural Thinking.Beth Lord - 2020 - Intellectual History Review 30 (3):489-504.
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    Against the Fanaticism of Forces : Kant's Critique of Herder's Spinozism.Beth Lord - unknown
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    Kant's Productive Ontology: Knowledge, Nature and the Meaning of Being.Beth Lord - 2003 - Dissertation, University of Warwick
    In this thesis I provide an interpretation of Kant's theories of knowledge, nature, and being in order to argue that Kant's ontology is a productive ontology: it is a theory of being that includes a notion of production. I aim to show that Kant's epistemology and philosophy of nature are based on a theory of being as productivity. The thesis contributes to knowledge in that it considers in detail Kant's ontology and theory of being, topics which have generally been ignored (...)
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    Spinoza and the Specters of Modernity: The Hidden Enlightenment of Diversity From Spinoza to Freud. [REVIEW]Beth Lord - unknown
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    Spinoza's Theological‐Political Treatise: A Critical Guide.Beth Lord - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (3):636-639.
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Volume 20, Issue 3, Page 636-639, May 2012.
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    Review of 'Museum Origins: Readings in Early Museum History and Philosophy'. [REVIEW]Beth Lord - unknown
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    Spinoza On How Inequality Feels.Beth Lord - 2017 - The Philosophers' Magazine 77:30-34.
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