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Igor Kaufman: Geometrical Method and Order in Descartes and Spinoza

Wanneer:wo 05-09-2012 14:15 - 16:00
Waar:Room Alpha

Lecture by Igor Kaufman (St. Petersburg State University) organized by the department of History of Philosophy

Descartes and Spinoza are often thought to be examples of philosophers who borrowed their foundational premises and categories from mathematics � Descartes intended to rebuild metaphysics according to a model of mathematics and Spinoza wrote his Ethics after the geometrical order. Surprisingly, Descartes and Spinoza discuss the issues concerning the �geometrical method and order�, for instance the distinction of analysis-synthesis in rather collateral manner.