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Spinoza, Baruch de Line breaks: Bar¦uch de Spin|oza
Pronunciation: /spɪˈnəʊzə/

Definition of Spinoza, Baruch de in English:

(1632–77), Dutch philosopher, of Portuguese-Jewish descent; also called Benedict de Spinoza. Spinoza espoused a pantheistic system, seeing ‘God or nature’ as a single infinite substance, with mind and matter being two incommensurable ways of conceiving the one reality.


Pronunciation: /spɪnəʊˈzɪstɪk/
Example sentences
  • This single substance might be identified with space-time and the various ‘fields' be regarded as, in Spinozistic terms, highly complex ‘modes' of that single substance.
  • In fact, it is only via Spinozistic naturalism that the word ‘natural’ can be evacuated of any possible sense: natural as opposed to what?
  • Much has been written about the response of Einstein's contemporaries to his Spinozistic cosmic religion.
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