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Author Jaquet, Chantal, author.

Title Affects, actions and passions in Spinoza : the unity of body and mind / Chantal Jaquet ; translated into English by Tatiana Reznichenko
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (vii, 167 pages)
Series Spinoza studies
Spinoza studies.
Contents 1. The nature of the union of mind and body in Spinoza -- 2. Spinoza's break with Descartes regarding the affects in Ethics III -- 3. The different origins of the affects in the preface to the Theological-Political Treatise and in the Ethics -- 4. The definition of "affect" in Ethics III -- 5. Variations of the mixed discourse
Summary It is widely recognised that Spinoza ended the Cartesian dualism of body and mind by thinking through the possibility of their unity. Revisiting this generally accepted notion of psycho-physical parallelism in Spinoza, Chantal Jaquet offers a new analysis of the relation between body and mind. Looking at a range of Spinoza's texts, and using an original methodology, she analyses their unity in action through the affects that bring together a body's affection and the idea of this affection. Jaquet reveals that understanding affects, actions and passions provides the key to how the mind and body are the same individual expressed in two different ways. She presents the Spinozist model in all its complexity, illuminating its potentialities for contemporary debates on the nature of the mind-body problem
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes L'unité du corps et de l'esprit originally published in 2015
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Subject Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677.
Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Ethica.
SUBJECT Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677 fast
Ethica (Spinoza, Benedictus de) fast
Subject Mind and body.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Existentialism.
Mind and body
Form Electronic book
Author Riznychenko, T. M. (Teti︠a︡na Mykolaïvna), translator.
ISBN 9781474433204
Other Titles L'unité du corps et de l'esprit. English