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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
Bussotti, Paolo
Cañizares-Esguerra, Jorge
Domski, Mary
Fraenkel, Carlos
Kvasz, Ladislav
LaCombe, Michael
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche Filosofiche e Materiali Storico-testuali
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Indiana University
University of California Press
W. W. Norton & Co.
Symbolism; symbolic representation
Mathematics and its relationship to nature
Science and religion
Science and art
Newton, Isaac
Spinoza, Baruch
Harriot, Thomas
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bradwardine, Thomas
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
18th century
15th century
19th century

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