Spinoza and process ontology

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Abstract

In this paper, I put forward some remarks supporting a reading of Spinoza's metaphysics in terms of process ontology, that is, the notion that processes or activities, rather than things, are the most basic entities. I suggest that this reading, while not the only possible one, offers advantages over the traditional substance-properties interpretation. While this claim may sound implausible vis-à-vis Spinoza's language of 'substance' and 'attributes', I show that process ontology illuminates important features of Spinoza's thought and can facilitate solutions to some interpretive problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-294
Number of pages23
JournalSouthern Journal of Philosophy
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

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