Jeffrey J. Horvath '15, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
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This paper explores different readings of Spinoza's "Ethics" with a specific focus on Spinoza's understanding of the relationship between infinite and finite modes in his constructed universe. These different readings suggest that Spinoza's conception of human freedom can be read both as examples of positive liberty and negative liberty.
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Horvath, Jeffrey J., "The Stakes of Spinoza’s Language: A Moderate Necessitarian Understanding of 'Ethics' and Spinoza’s Conception of Freedom as Both Positive and Negative Liberty" (2015). Student Publications. Paper 333.