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Affects, Actions and Passions in Spinoza: The Unity of Body and Mind

Chantal Jaquet


Nowadays there is a great enthusiasm for the Spinozan conception of the union of mind and body among modern researchers, such as Damasio. The fact that the Spinozan model has become very relevant is an opportunity to reflect on the impact and value of these references to Spinoza, which historians of philosophy eye with caution because they are all too often based on second-hand knowledge, and frequently distort the philosopher's thought. That is why it is crucial to reexamine the question of the mind-body relationship and its affective modalities in Spinoza from a philosophical angle and ident ... More

Keywords: Spinoza, body, mind, affects, actions, passions, psychophysical union, mind-body relationship, Descartes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474433181
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433181.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chantal Jaquet, author
Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne