Representation and the Mind-Body Problem in Spinoza

3.9 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780195095623: Representation and the Mind-Body Problem in Spinoza
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This first extensive study of Spinoza's philosophy of mind concentrates on two problems crucial to the philosopher's thoughts on the matter: the requirements for having a thought about a particular object, and the problem of the mind's relation to the body. Della Rocca contends that Spinoza's positions are systematically connected with each other and with a principle at the heart of his metaphysical system: his denial of causal or explanatory relations between the mental and the physical. In this way, Della Rocca's exploration of these two problems provides a new and illuminating perspective on Spinoza's philosophy as a system.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

exhibits ... analytic rigour and clarity of expression ... offers some original and compelling interpretations of important elements of Spinoza's theory of mind. (Tad M. Schmaltz,Mind, Vol. 109, No.435, July 2000.)

The considerable strengths of his discussion in this book provide reason for those interested in this area of Spinoza's thought to track this further development. (Tad M. Schmaltz,Mind, Vol. 109, No.435, July 2000.)

"A very rigorous, sophisticated and subtle treatment of central issues in Spinoza's philosophy of mind and knowledge....Della Rocca puts forward interpretations which are likely to be the subject of discussion among Spinoza for some years to come. In general, Della Rocca shows himself to be an original, subtle, and often brilliant expositor of Spinoza."―Nicholas Jolley, University of California, San Diego

"It will be a classic―'must' reading for Spinoza scholars, historians of philosophy in general, advanced students of the history of philosophy, and anyone interested in early modern cognitive psychology. It is one of the most exciting works in the history of philosophy that I have read in a long time....It deserves the widest possible readership."―Don Garrett, University of Utah

From the Back Cover:

This book offers a powerful new reading of Spinoza's philosophy of mind, the aspect of Spinoza's thought often regarded as the most profound and perplexing. Michael Della Rocca argues that interpreters of Spinoza's philosophy of mind have not paid sufficient attention to his causal barrier between the mental and the physical. The first half of the book shows how this barrier generates Spinoza's strong requirements for having an idea about an object. The second half of the book explains how this causal separation underlies Spinoza's intriguing argument for mind-body identity. Della Rocca concludes his analysis by solving the famous problem of whether for Spinoza the distinction between attributes is real or somehow merely subjective.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Michael Della Rocca
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195095626 ISBN 13: 9780195095623
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1996. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This first extensive study of Spinoza's philosophy of mind concentrates on two problems crucial to the philosopher's thoughts on the matter: the requirements for having a thought about a particular object, and the problem of the mind's relation to the body. Della Rocca contends that Spinoza's positions are systematically connected with each other and with a principle at the heart of his metaphysical system: his denial of causal or explanatory relations between themental and the physical. In this way, Della Rocca's exploration of these two problems provides a new and illuminating perspective on Spinoza's philosophy as a system. Seller Inventory # LHB9780195095623

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
112.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Della Rocca, Michael
Published by Oxford University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0195095626 ISBN 13: 9780195095623
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780195095623_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
112.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Della Rocca, Michael
Published by Oxford University Press (2019)
ISBN 10: 0195095626 ISBN 13: 9780195095623
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2019. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # P110195095626

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
124.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Rocca, Michael Della
Published by OUP USA (1997)
ISBN 10: 0195095626 ISBN 13: 9780195095623
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description OUP USA, 1997. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780195095623

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
132.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Rocca, Michael Della
Published by OUP USA (1997)
ISBN 10: 0195095626 ISBN 13: 9780195095623
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description OUP USA, 1997. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780195095623

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
129.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Michael Della Rocca
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195095626 ISBN 13: 9780195095623
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0195095626

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
147.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Michael Della Rocca
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195095626 ISBN 13: 9780195095623
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1996. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This first extensive study of Spinoza's philosophy of mind concentrates on two problems crucial to the philosopher's thoughts on the matter: the requirements for having a thought about a particular object, and the problem of the mind's relation to the body. Della Rocca contends that Spinoza's positions are systematically connected with each other and with a principle at the heart of his metaphysical system: his denial of causal or explanatory relations between themental and the physical. In this way, Della Rocca's exploration of these two problems provides a new and illuminating perspective on Spinoza's philosophy as a system. Seller Inventory # APC9780195095623

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
153.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Michael Della Rocca
Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States (1996)
ISBN 10: 0195095626 ISBN 13: 9780195095623
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1996. Hardback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This first extensive study of Spinoza's philosophy of mind concentrates on two problems crucial to the philosopher's thoughts on the matter: the requirements for having a thought about a particular object, and the problem of the mind's relation to the body. Della Rocca contends that Spinoza's positions are systematically connected with each other and with a principle at the heart of his metaphysical system: his denial of causal or explanatory relations between themental and the physical. In this way, Della Rocca's exploration of these two problems provides a new and illuminating perspective on Spinoza's philosophy as a system. Seller Inventory # APC9780195095623

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
155.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

della Rocca, Michael"; Della Rocca, Michael
ISBN 10: 0195095626 ISBN 13: 9780195095623
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 75285-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
154.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.15
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

ROCCA, M. D.,
ISBN 10: 0195095626 ISBN 13: 9780195095623
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Scrinium Classical Antiquity
(Aalten, Netherlands)

Book Description Condition: New. Oxford University Press, 1997. 238p. Hardback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # 49359

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
146.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 20.50
From Netherlands to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book