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The Real Spartacus: Or What is Philosophy as a Way of Life?

By Matthew Sharpe, Deakin University.

Legend tells that when the Romans defeated the slave revolt led by the gladiator Spartacus in 71 BCE, they searched in vain for the real Spartacus. 2,127 more words


All Hallow's Eve: Wittgenstein, Anselm, Spinoza

1.  I’m excited but not surprised that the connection between Wittgenstein and Anselm has been acknowledged by scholars and philosophers (Norman Malcolm, Charles Harshorne, Brad Kallenberg, etc) for some time. 1,051 more words

Shouldn’t I say something out of love?

Readers of the stream of philosophical blogging that I have produced during the last few years will be familiar with the Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han. Behind me, I have 11 or 12 of his books—small essays to be more exact—and some of them I have mentioned… 1,061 more words


Musing: Spinoza and Feminism Question the Structures of Domination... Is the Mind-Body Problem a Gender Problem?

Eva Perez de Vega
The New School for Social Research

Traditional theory on the mind-body problem has been mostly conceptualized by men. The historical debate found its most heated moment in the seventeenth century between René Descartes and Benedict de Spinoza, the first advocating for the superiority of the mind over body and the latter with his characteristically monist view framing the mind and body as one same substance. 1,378 more words


Beth Lord on Spinoza and architectural thinking

Beth Lord gave a paper on “Spinoza and architectural thinking” at the Spinoza Circle, London (June 2018), the Society for European Philosophy conference, University of Essex (June 2018), the Spinoza and Culture conference, Manchester Metropolitan University (August 2018), and in a seminar at the University of Warwick (October 2018).


Using Modern Theology as Apparatus for Retrieving Classical Theology: Spinoza, Kant, Barth, and Luther in Critical Convergence

It is not always easy to grasp what drives modern theology; indeed, most traditional evangelical theologians have steered away these days, seeking to skip back to the 16th and 17th centuries and back from there—in regard to what they are attempting to retrieve from the classical theistic tradition. 1,348 more words