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By Floris van der Burg

Baruch Spinoza a Dutch rationalist thinker of the seventeenth century and Donald Davidson essentially the most exotic modern American analytic philosophers, are thinkers no longer often analysed at the side of one another within the philosophical literature but there are notable parallels of their proposal. during this booklet Floris van der Burg identifies issues of comparability within the components of ontology, epistemology, philosophy of brain and philosophy of language and, after explaining the speculation of every thinker, examines the parallel topics among Spinoza and Davidsonian thought. within the gentle of this comparability van der Burg exhibits that the staunch naturalism of Spinoza, even within the psychological realm, shouldn't be deserted nowa days. really it truly is precisely what Spinoza lacks during this sector, the linguistic flip in philosophy, characterized by means of Davidson, that enables for his naturalism to be salvaged after three hundred years. Van der Burg's research culminates in his paving the best way for a Spinozistic ethics for a Davidsonian philosophy.

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