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Rocco J. Gennaro and Charles Huenemann

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165418

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195165411.001.0001

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Spinoza's Extended Substance

Spinoza's Extended Substance

Cartesian and Leibnizian Reflections

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(p.105) 5 Spinoza's Extended Substance
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New Essays on the Rationalists
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J. A. Cover (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195165411.003.0005

“Spinoza's Extended Substance: Cartesian and Leibnizian Reflections” This essay examines Woolhouse's interpretation of Spinoza's extended substance. According to that interpretation, the extended substance is a quasi‐Platonic form, and Spinoza's substance is not actually extended. This essay argues that the burden of defending such an interpretation is very great indeed, and requires that we read Spinoza's understanding of Descartes and Leibniz's understanding of Spinoza in unusual and awkward ways.

Keywords:   J. A. Cover, Descartes, extended substance, extension, Leibniz, Spinoza, substance, Woolhouse

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