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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía 2007, 32

Author: Adam Arola

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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía ISSN: 0188-6649 kgonzale@up.edu.mx Universidad Panamericana México Arola, Adam UNDER THE ASPECT OF ETERNITY: THINKING FREEDOM IN SPINOZA’S ETHICS Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía, núm.
32, 2007, pp.
139-159 Universidad Panamericana Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=323028508006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative i i “arola” — 2008-1-9 — 19:06 — page 139 — #139 i i U NDER THE A SPECT OF E TERNITY: T HINKING F REEDOM IN S PINOZA’ S E THICS Adam Arola University of Oregon, USA aarola@uoregon.edu Abstract This paper offers an interpretation of the role of freedom in Spinoza’s Ethics.
Given that Spinoza is usually thought of as a thinker of determinism (or better: necessity), I explain how his thinking of freedom only makes sense insofar as one recognizes the importance of what he describes as the three kinds of knowing, in relation to the affects.
The difference between freedom and slavery lies in how one receives and interprets the affects, i.e.
the force of the external world.
To affirm the necessity of your disposition and thrownness is to take part in the free necessity that Spinoza describes. Key words: freedom, Spinoza, Schelling. Resumen El artículo ofrece una interpretación del papel de la libertad en la Ética de Spinoza.
Considerando que Spinoza es conocido como un pensador del determinismo (o mejor, de la necesidad), el autor explica cómo su pensamiento sobre la libertad sólo cobra sentido si se reconoce la importancia de lo que describe como los tres tipos de conocimiento, en relación a los afectos.
La diferencia entre la libertad y la esclavitud descansa en cómo se reciben e interpretan estos afectos, ...





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