Floris van der Burg's Davidson and Spinoza: Mind, Matter and Morality (Ashgate New PDF

By Floris van der Burg

Baruch Spinoza a Dutch rationalist thinker of the seventeenth century and Donald Davidson the most distinctive modern American analytic philosophers, are thinkers now not frequently analysed at the side of one another within the philosophical literature but there are extraordinary parallels of their idea. during this publication Floris van der Burg identifies themes of comparability within the components of ontology, epistemology, philosophy of brain and philosophy of language and, after explaining the idea of every thinker, examines the parallel subject matters among Spinoza and Davidsonian concept. within the gentle of this comparability van der Burg indicates that the staunch naturalism of Spinoza, even within the psychological realm, shouldn't be deserted nowa days. quite it truly is precisely what Spinoza lacks during this region, the linguistic flip in philosophy, characterized via Davidson, that permits for his naturalism to be salvaged after three hundred years. Van der Burg's research culminates in his paving the way in which for a Spinozistic ethics for a Davidsonian philosophy.

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