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Single Idea 7835

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

Full Idea

The single most important question that can be raised about Spinoza's philosophy is: Is his God really a God?

Gist of Idea

The key question for Spinoza is: is his God really a God?

Source

comment on Baruch de Spinoza (The Ethics [1675]) by Matthew Stewart - The Courtier and the Heretic Ch.13

Book Reference

Stewart,Matthew: 'The Courtier and the Heretic' [Yale 2007], p.224


A Reaction

Novalis called Spinoza a "God-intoxicated man", but this question shows why many of Spinoza's contemporaries (and later) considered him to be an atheist. The general modern answer by commentators to the question appears to be 'No!'.