Spinoza, Benedict
Spinoza, Benedict
Belonged to a family of Jewish merchants of moderate means, and was originally called Baruch. Born at Amsterdam, 24 Nov., 1632; died at The Hague, 21 Feb., 1677

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  • SPINOZA, BENEDICT —    great modern philosopher, born in Amsterdam, of Jews of Portuguese extraction in well to do circumstances, and had been trained as a scholar; began with the study of the Bible and the Talmud, but soon exchanged the study of theology in these… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Spinoza, Benedict de — Hebrew Baruch Spinoza born Nov. 24, 1632, Amsterdam died Feb. 21, 1677, The Hague Dutch Jewish philosopher, a major exponent of 17th century rationalism. His father and grandfather had fled persecution by the Inquisition in Portugal. His early… …   Universalium

  • Спиноза Бенедикт (Бapyx) / Spinoza, Benedict (Baruch) — (1632 1677). Спиноза нидерландский философ, пантеист. Предложил решение психофизической проблемы на основе материалистического монизма, когда мышление и протяжение были рассмотрены как атрибуты одной и той же субстанции. Разработал учение об… …   Психологическая энциклопедия

  • Spinoza —     Benedict Spinoza     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Benedict Spinoza     (d Espinosa, Despinoza).     Born at Amsterdam, 24 Nov., 1632; died at The Hague, 21 Feb., 1677. He belonged to a family of Jewish merchants of moderate means, and was… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • benedict — /ben i dikt/, n. a newly married man, esp. one who has been long a bachelor. [1820 25; erroneous assimilation of BENEDICK to a more familiar name] * * * (as used in expressions) Arnold Benedict Benedict of Nursia Saint Benedict XII Benedict XIII… …   Universalium

  • Benedict — /ben i dikt/, n. 1. Ruth (Fulton), 1887 1948, U.S. writer and anthropologist. 2. Saint, A.D. 480? 543?, Italian monk: founded Benedictine order. 3. Stanley Rossiter /ros i teuhr/, 1884 1936, U.S. biochemist. 4. a male given name: from a Latin… …   Universalium

  • Spinoza — noun Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632 1677) • Syn: ↑de Spinoza, ↑Baruch de Spinoza, ↑Benedict de Spinoza • Instance Hypernyms: ↑philosopher …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spinoza: metaphysics and knowledge — G.H.R.Parkinson The philosophical writings of Spinoza are notoriously obscure, and they have been interpreted in many ways. Some interpreters see Spinoza as (in the words of a contemporary)1 ‘the reformer of the new [sc. Cartesian] philosophy’.… …   History of philosophy

  • SPINOZA, BARUCH (Bento, Benedictus) DE — (1632–1677), philosopher born in Amsterdam of Portuguese background, who became one of the most important representatives of the rationalist movement in the early modern period. Introduction In the Jewish and National Library in Jerusalem,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Spinoza — Spinoza, Baruch oder Benedict, einer der bedeutendsten u. einflußreichsten Philosophen der neuern Zeit, geb. am 24. Novbr. 1632 zu Amsterdam, der Sohn einer aus Portugal eingewanderten Judenfamilie, war von Geburt schwächlich aber äußerst… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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