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Spinoza

[spi-noh-zuh]
noun
  1. Ba·ruch [buh-rook] /bəˈruk/, or Be·ne·dict de [ben-uh-dikt duh] /ˈbɛn ə dɪkt də/, 1632–77, Dutch philosopher.
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  • The system of Spinoza is less personal and also less dualistic than that of Descartes.

    Meno

    Plato

  • "'Tis a Greek goddess," said Spinoza with labored lightness.

  • Spinoza sat down on his truckle-bed with a great sigh of content.

  • "Thou forgettest to reckon with the mathematics," laughed Spinoza.

  • "'Tis not the way to help or uplift mankind," said Spinoza mildly.


British Dictionary definitions for spinoza

Spinoza

noun
  1. Baruch (bəˈruːk). 1632–77, Dutch philosopher who constructed a holistic metaphysical system derived from a series of hypotheses that he judged self-evident. His chief work is Ethics (1677)
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