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Ontological Argument and Infinity in Spinoza’s Thought (2020)


If the words in Spinoza’s Ethics are considered as symbols, then certain words in the definitions of the Ethics can be replaced with symbols from set theory and we can reexamine Spinoza’s first definitions within a logical–mathematical frame. The authors believe that, some aspects of Spinoza’s work can be explained and illustrated through mathematics. A semantic relation between the definitions of the philosopher and set theory is presented. It is explained each chosen symbol. The ontological argument is developed through modal logic. And finally, we present some conclusions drawn from this work.

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Authors & Contributors
Morfouli, Meropi
Sangiacomo, Andrea
McCullough-Benner, Colin
Bertolini, Manuel
Asmussen, Tina
Wolff, Christoph
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Science in Context
Philosophia Naturalis
Foundations of Science
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science
W. W. Norton & Co.
Taylor & Francis
Indiana University
Symbolism; symbolic representation
Mathematics and its relationship to nature
Natural philosophy
Philosophy of mathematics
Spinoza, Baruch
Newton, Isaac
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Pelacani da Parma, Biagio
Locke, John
Lastanosa, Vincencio Juan de
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
18th century
15th century
Early modern

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