Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from by Knox Peden

By Knox Peden

Spinoza Contra Phenomenology essentially recasts the heritage of postwar French inspiration, mostly presumed to were pushed through a critique of cause indebted to Nietzsche and Heidegger. even supposing the reception of phenomenology gave upward push to many cutting edge advancements in French philosophy, from existentialism to deconstruction, no longer all people in France was once happy with this German import. This publication recounts how a chain of French philosophers used Spinoza to erect a bulwark opposed to the nominally irrationalist traits of phenomenology. From its beginnings within the interwar years, this rationalism could end up foundational for Althusser's rethinking of Marxism and Deleuze's formidable metaphysics. there was a renewed enthusiasm for Spinozism of overdue via those that see his paintings as one of those neo-vitalism or philosophy of lifestyles and impact. Peden counters this pattern by way of monitoring a decisive and ignored element of Spinoza's philosophy—his rationalism—in a physique of suggestion too usually presumed to have rejected cause. within the technique, he demonstrates that the virtues of Spinoza's rationalism haven't begun to be exhausted.

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