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Der neue Spinozismus und das Verhältnis von deskriptiver und revisionärer Metaphysik


Renz, Ursula (2015). Der neue Spinozismus und das Verhältnis von deskriptiver und revisionärer Metaphysik. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 63(3):476-496.

Abstract

Relying on the assumption that Spinoza makes a double use of the principle of sufficient reason, Michael Della Rocca has defended a reconstruction of Spinoza’s approach as a metaphysical outlook according to which all particulars vanish in the only and one divine substance. This implies nothing less than a radical attempt to suggest a new and completely revisionary form of metaphysics. After a short discussion of Strawson’s distinction between revisionary and descriptive metaphysics and an exposition of the basic principles of Della Rocca’s interpretation, I critically assess his attack of the use of intuitions in analytic philosophy. After discussing the extent to which the first book of Spinoza’s Ethics is appropriately described as a revisionary project, I conclude with an argument for the necessity of both descriptive and revisionary elements in metaphysics

Abstract

Relying on the assumption that Spinoza makes a double use of the principle of sufficient reason, Michael Della Rocca has defended a reconstruction of Spinoza’s approach as a metaphysical outlook according to which all particulars vanish in the only and one divine substance. This implies nothing less than a radical attempt to suggest a new and completely revisionary form of metaphysics. After a short discussion of Strawson’s distinction between revisionary and descriptive metaphysics and an exposition of the basic principles of Della Rocca’s interpretation, I critically assess his attack of the use of intuitions in analytic philosophy. After discussing the extent to which the first book of Spinoza’s Ethics is appropriately described as a revisionary project, I conclude with an argument for the necessity of both descriptive and revisionary elements in metaphysics

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Uncontrolled Keywords:Baruch de Spinoza; individual; monism; principle of sufficient reason; revisionary metaphysics; descriptive metaphysics; P. F. Strawson; methods in the history of philosophy; meta-philosophy
Language:German
Date:September 2015
Deposited On:13 Apr 2017 06:33
Last Modified:13 Apr 2017 06:35
Publisher:De Gruyter
ISSN:0012-1045
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/dzph-2015-0029

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