Who is Baruch Spinoza?

Who is Baruch Spinoza?

Spinoza (1632-1677) was born in Amsterdam to a Jewish family.

It is also known as Benedictus de Spinoza or Bento d’Espiñoza. Together with René Descartes and Gottfried Leibniz , he is regarded as one of the foremost rationalists of 17th century philosophy. Like many philosophers not understood in time, Spinoza has been the subject of misunderstanding and misunderstanding, it has been said that, with a strange contradiction, he is one of the greatest enemies of religion and the main source of his work is the love of God. With them, it can be stated that Spinoza lived a complete wise life.

During the rabbinate education, he moved away from Judaism and turned to philosophy. Giordano Bruno and Descartesby influencing Bruno’s mysticism and Descartes’ rationalism.

In his work “Ethika” he has attempted to construct an integrated universe system. Her other works include “The Principles of Descartes’ Philosophy”, “Theological-Political Study”, “The Study on the State”, “The Study of the Correction of the Anonymity”. He turned down the proposals of faculty and made his living by sculpting the lenses and died of tuberculosis in 1677.

Prepared by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Ömer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Department of Sociology 1st Grade “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade “History of Philosophy” Lesson Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook