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Benedict de Spinoza

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Benedict de Spinoza (1632–1677) was born in Amsterdam, where his orthodox Jewish family had fled from persecution in Portugal. Expelled from the synagogue for his heterodox philosophy, he identified God with nature and denied the possibility of an act of creation.

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The Rationalists
Descartes: Discourse on Method & Meditations; Spinoza: Ethics; Leibniz: Monadology & Discourse on Metaphysics
Written by Rene Descartes, Benedict de Spinoza and Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 23, 1960
Price: $17.95

Founded in the mid-17th century, Rationalism was philosophy's first step into the modern era. This volume contains the essential statements of Rationalism's three greatest figures: Descartes, who began it; Spinoza, who epitomized it; and Leibniz, who gave it its last serious expression. Read more >
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The Rationalists
Descartes: Discourse on Method & Meditations; Spinoza: Ethics; Leibniz: Monadolo gy & Discourse on Metaphysics
Written by Rene Descartes, Benedict de Spinoza and Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $15.99

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