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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 4. Later European Philosophy / d. Nineteenth century philosophy]

Full Idea

In Hegel's time the shorthand for the Naturalistic worldview was 'Spinozism'.

Gist of Idea

In Hegel's time naturalism was called 'Spinozism'


Terry Pinkard (German Philosophy 1760-1860 [2002], 10)

Book Reference

Pinkard,Terry: 'German Philosophy 1760-1860' [CUP 2002], p.258

A Reaction

Spinozism hit Germany like a bomb in 1786, when it was reported that the poet Hölderlin was a fan of Spinoza.