Some remarks on the 'objective' and 'subjective' interpretations of the attributesInquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 20 (1-4). 1977.This paper is an attempt to clarify the 'objective' and 'subjective' interpretations of Spinoza's position on the attributes of substance. It is argued that (a) the dispute between objectivists and subjectivists survives resolution of the question concerning correct translation of 'tanquam' in definition iv, Part I of the Ethics , (b) the objective interpretation, unlike the subjective one, requires rejection of the notion of 'absolute' identity, unless Spinoza's position is inconsistent, and (c…Read more
Spinoza, Gueroult, and SubstancePhilosophy and Phenomenological Research 88 (3): 655-688. 2014.
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