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These notes were written partially to help me understand elements of Spinoza's philosophy by restating and re-arguing them. To that extent they may have some pedagogical value. But the overriding purpose is to distinguish what is correct and defensible from what is incorrect and indefensible in Spinoza's philosophical writings and to formulate as best I can the arguments, which carry differing levels of conviction, in defense of what is correct.


The First Part of Spinoza's Ethics    

Spinoza and Hume on Miracles

Newton's Arianism

Spinoza and Spinozism

Undefined Primitive Terms in the Ethics

Spinoza and Hume on Intelligent Design