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Affects, Actions and Passions in SpinozaThe Unity of Body and Mind$
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Chantal Jaquet

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474433181

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433181.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Affects, Actions and Passions in Spinoza
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Chantal Jaquet

, Tatiana Reznichenko
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433181.003.0001

The observation that the Spinozan model of the union of the body and mind serves as a reference point and a model in contemporary neurobiology, particularly in the works of Damasio, Changeux, and Atlan, is a starting point for a reflection on Spinoza's current popularity. The author highlights the need to go back to historical sources and re-examine the mind-body relationship on a philosophical basis, founded on an analysis of Spinoza's thought on the subject, and how it evolved over the entire corpus.

Keywords:   mind, body, Damasio, Changeux, Atlan, Spinoza

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