Affectivity and Philosophy after Spinoza and Nietzsche: by Stuart Pethick

By Stuart Pethick

Pethick investigates a miles overlooked philosophical connection among of the main debatable figures within the heritage of philosophy: Spinoza and Nietzsche. via analyzing the the most important function that affectivity performs of their philosophies, this publication claims that the 2 philosophers percentage the typical aim of creating wisdom the main robust have an effect on.

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46). 26 Affectivity and Philosophy after Spinoza and Nietzsche judgement to see what is wrong with it, but rather to try to understand the vivacity of the perception and how it is possible to be clear about anything at all. The fact that an atheist can be ‘clearly aware that the three angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles’ is something I do not dispute. But ... 16 As long as we remain unaware of the nature of thought, then our judgements will only appear to be certain in their fragmented atomistic state.

80 Ideas are hugely important for Spinoza however. While it might be that affects cannot be suspended in favour of ideas, they can certainly be displaced and reorganised by the affective potency of certain relations of ideas. Spinoza thus considers ideas in terms of their adequacy in relation to this potency, which radically alters the sense of the usual philosophical distinction of truth and falsity. Pre. This criticism is perhaps too harsh in that it is not certain that all Stoics thought that affectivity could be entirely controlled by the intellect.

This criticism is perhaps too harsh in that it is not certain that all Stoics thought that affectivity could be entirely controlled by the intellect. Indeed, as James (2001), Kristeller (1984), Long (1996) and Perebroom (2001) point out, Spinoza is somewhat closer to stoicism than he admits. 6 45 Adequacy of ideas Although the importance of affectivity and the body for Spinoza has been highlighted above, ideas are still a crucial element of his philosophy. However, Spinoza refuses to accept that ideas can control the body and our actions in any simple way; rather, ideas themselves have an affective dimension and a degree of ‘adequacy’, and it is here that they can be involved in organising our activities.

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