Skip to main content
Article
Spinoza on the Atemporal Intellect
SATS Northern European Journal of Philosophy (2011)
  • Rebecca Lloyd Waller
Abstract
Spinoza scholarship has a long history of heated debate over the apparent inconsistency in Spinoza's claim that the intellect is both identical to the body and yet nonetheless capable of existing beyond the destruction of the body. In this paper, I defend an interpretation of the eternity of the intellect in Spinoza that is consistent with mind-body identity. My interpretation is based on (a) an atemporal interpretation of eternity and (b) reflecting on Spinoza's often overlooked early discussions that relate to this question.
Keywords
  • eternal,
  • intellect,
  • parallelism,
  • spinoza
Disciplines
Publication Date
December 1, 2011
DOI
10.1515/sats.2011.011
Citation Information
Rebecca Lloyd Waller. "Spinoza on the Atemporal Intellect" SATS Northern European Journal of Philosophy Vol. 12 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 145 - 158 ISSN: 1869-7577
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rebecca_lloydwaller/1/