Spinoza's parallelism doctrine and metaphysical sympathy

In Eric Schliesser Christa Mercer (ed.), Sympathy: Oxford Philosophical Concepts (2015)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
This paper offers a new interpretation of Spinoza's doctrine of parallelism. It argues Spinoza reinterprets the ancient doctrine of metaphysical sympathy among ostensibly disconnected and distant beings in terms of fully intelligible relations of 1) identity between formal and objective reality, and in terms of 2) "real identity," grounded in Spinoza's substance-monism. Finally, the paper argues against the standard reading of mind-body pairs as "numerically identical".
PhilPapers/Archive ID
HBNSPD
Upload history
First archival date: 2014-08-08
Latest version: 5 (2015-09-28)
View other versions
Added to PP index
2014-08-08

Total views
811 ( #4,192 of 51,542 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
56 ( #9,543 of 51,542 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.