Spinoza Serial Killer


I realized today at the end of class. Spinoza was a serial killer. One thing after the next, the God of Israel, prophecy, miracle, law, election. Like him or not, but what’s left? He’s cold, not warm like Leibniz or hot like Deleuze.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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6 Responses to Spinoza Serial Killer

  1. Charles P. Cohen says:

    Forgive me for making a joke of this:

    . . . If you can kill an idea, was it ever really alive?

  2. Ariel Chalklin says:

    Surely one would not expect warmth from such a logician?

  3. To be fare, he doesn’t exactly ‘kill’ the notion of prophecy. In the TTP he clearly sees a role for the prophet, but not one that is or overlaps with the role of the philosopher.

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