Benedict de Spinoza

noun
Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑philosopher

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Spinoza: metaphysics and knowledge — G.H.R.Parkinson The philosophical writings of Spinoza are notoriously obscure, and they have been interpreted in many ways. Some interpreters see Spinoza as (in the words of a contemporary)1 ‘the reformer of the new [sc. Cartesian] philosophy’.… …   History of philosophy

  • SPINOZA, BARUCH (Bento, Benedictus) DE — (1632–1677), philosopher born in Amsterdam of Portuguese background, who became one of the most important representatives of the rationalist movement in the early modern period. Introduction In the Jewish and National Library in Jerusalem,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Spinoza, Benedict de — Hebrew Baruch Spinoza born Nov. 24, 1632, Amsterdam died Feb. 21, 1677, The Hague Dutch Jewish philosopher, a major exponent of 17th century rationalism. His father and grandfather had fled persecution by the Inquisition in Portugal. His early… …   Universalium

  • Spinoza — Baruch (de) Spinoza Baruch de Spinoza, hebräisch ברוך שפינוזה, portugiesisch Bento de Espinosa, latinisiert: Benedictus de Spinoza (* 24. November 1632 in Amsterdam; † 21. Februar 1677 in Den Haag) war ein niederländischer Philosoph mi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spinoza, Benedictus de — (1632–1677) Dutch Jewish rationalist. Baruch or Benedict de Spinoza was born in Amsterdam into a distinguished Jewish family, exiled from Spain and living in the relative religious freedom of the Netherlands. He attended the Jewish school, and… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • benedict — /ben i dikt/, n. a newly married man, esp. one who has been long a bachelor. [1820 25; erroneous assimilation of BENEDICK to a more familiar name] * * * (as used in expressions) Arnold Benedict Benedict of Nursia Saint Benedict XII Benedict XIII… …   Universalium

  • Benedict — /ben i dikt/, n. 1. Ruth (Fulton), 1887 1948, U.S. writer and anthropologist. 2. Saint, A.D. 480? 543?, Italian monk: founded Benedictine order. 3. Stanley Rossiter /ros i teuhr/, 1884 1936, U.S. biochemist. 4. a male given name: from a Latin… …   Universalium

  • Spinoza — noun Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632 1677) • Syn: ↑de Spinoza, ↑Baruch de Spinoza, ↑Benedict de Spinoza • Instance Hypernyms: ↑philosopher …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spinoza — n. family name; Baruch Spinoza (1632 1677), Dutch philosopher and theologian, author of Ethics (also Benedict de Spinoza) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Spinoza —     Benedict Spinoza     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Benedict Spinoza     (d Espinosa, Despinoza).     Born at Amsterdam, 24 Nov., 1632; died at The Hague, 21 Feb., 1677. He belonged to a family of Jewish merchants of moderate means, and was… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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