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By Floris van der Burg

Baruch Spinoza a Dutch rationalist thinker of the seventeenth century and Donald Davidson probably the most exceptional modern American analytic philosophers, are thinkers now not frequently analysed along side one another within the philosophical literature but there are awesome parallels of their concept. during this publication Floris van der Burg identifies subject matters 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 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. really it's precisely what Spinoza lacks during this sector, the linguistic flip in philosophy, characterized by way of Davidson, that permits 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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