The Privilege of the Attribute Thought in Spinoza's Ethics


  • Zoé McConaughey Univ. Lille, CNRS, UMR 8163 – STL – Savoirs Textes Langage, F–59000 Lille, France



Spinoza, Ethics, Parallelism, Pedagogy, System


The perplexities Spinoza's Ethics tends to produce in the reader–far from diminishing through repetition–tend to deepen as the text is read again and its understanding beomes keener. In this regard, one of the question that arises from meditations of E.II/7 concerns the possibility of knowing something that our body does not feel. Expounding on this problem and on a possible resolution will allow us to delve deeper in the machinery of Ethics II and bring out the core pedagogical structure at play.


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How to Cite

McConaughey, Z. (2015). The Privilege of the Attribute Thought in Spinoza’s Ethics. Revista De Humanidades De Valparaíso, (6), 49–65.




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