[buh-rook] /bəˈruk/ (Show IPA), or Benedict de
[ben-uh-dikt duh] /ˈbɛn ə dɪkt də/ (Show IPA), 1632–77, Dutch philosopher.
Contemporary Examples

Peace, Spinoza said, is not the absence of war but the presence of justice.
Tony Lewis, American, Jew, Remembered Bernard Avishai October 23, 2013

Historical Examples

The study of Spinoza (whose works he translated) gave form to his convictions concerning human life.
Library Of The World’s Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2 Charles Dudley Warner

It is, like Leibniz and Spinoza, to deny to duration all efficient action.
Creative Evolution Henri Bergson

Spinoza’s dictum applies to what William James called the “psychologist’s fallacy.”
The Philosophy of Spinoza Baruch de Spinoza

One is amazed at the hunger of the mind at the time of Spinoza.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8 Elbert Hubbard

From this time on Spinoza was more or less under the ban, and rumors of his heresy were rife.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8 Elbert Hubbard

The system of Spinoza is less personal and also less dualistic than that of Descartes.
Meno Plato

His view of the relation of God to his creatures is held to foreshadow the pantheism of Spinoza.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4 Various

“‘Tis a Greek goddess,” said Spinoza with labored lightness.
Dreamers of the Ghetto I. Zangwill

Why would you go further than he, and, through a foolish pride, plunge into the abyss where Spinoza dared not to descend?
A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

Baruch (bəˈruːk). 1632–77, Dutch philosopher who constructed a holistic metaphysical system derived from a series of hypotheses that he judged self-evident. His chief work is Ethics (1677)


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