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[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 2. Divine Nature]

Full Idea

Spinoza's God is not a person.

Gist of Idea

Spinoza's God is not a person


report of Baruch de Spinoza (The Ethics [1675]) by Nicholas Jolley - Leibniz Ch.5

Book Reference

Jolley,Nicholas: 'Leibniz' [Routledge 2005], p.143

A Reaction

This will be the central reason why Spinoza was so controversial, because such a view instantly makes religion pointless, despite retaining a core of theism.