- The Oxford Handbook of Spinoza
- Commonly Cited English Translations
- The Virtues of Geometry
- From Maimonides to Spinoza: Three Versions of an Intellectual Transition
- Spinoza and Descartes
- The Building Blocks of Spinoza’s Metaphysics: Substance, Attributes, and Modes
- But Why Was Spinoza a Necessitarian?
- The Principle of Sufficient Reason in Spinoza
- Spinoza and the Philosophy of Science: Mathematics, Motion, and Being
- Representation, Misrepresentation, and Error in Spinoza’s Philosophy of Mind
- Finite Subjects in the Ethics: Spinoza on Indexical Knowledge, the First Person, and the Individuality of Human Minds
- Spinoza on Skepticism
- The Highest Good and Perfection in Spinoza
- Spinoza on Mind
- The Intellectual Love of God
- The Metaphysics of Affects or the Unbearable Reality of Confusion
- Spinoza’s Unorthodox Metaphysics of the Will
- Spinoza’s Philosophy of Religion
- Spinoza’s Political Philosophy
- Leibniz’s Encounter with Spinoza’s Monism, October 1675 to February 1678
- Playing with Fire: Hume, Rationalism, and a Little Bit of Spinoza
- Kant and Spinoza Debating the Third Antinomy
- “Nothing Comes from Nothing”: Judaism, the Orient, and Kabbalah in Hegel’s Reception of Spinoza
- Nietzsche and Spinoza: Enemy-Brothers
- Spinoza’s Afterlife in Judaism and the Task of Modern Jewish Philosophy
- Spinoza’s Relevance to Contemporary Metaphysics
- Literary Spinoza
Abstract and Keywords
This essay presents Spinoza and Nietzsche as philosophical “enemy brothers” who share a radical philosophy of immanence and the negation of all transcendence. For both, the immanent world, which is devoid of an inner or outer purpose, constitutes the overall horizon of being and the sole possible source of value, and both, in their different ways (either as amor fati or as amor dei), call for a celebrating affirmation of it. Yet, as the paper spells out, within their deep affinity each philosopher maintains a totally different view of immanence and of the existential experience linked to it.
Yirmiyahu Yovel is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the New School for Social Research. His many publications include Kant and the Philosophy of History (1980), Spinoza and Other Heretics (1989), Dark Riddle: Hegel, Nietzsche, and the Jews (1998), and The Other Within: The Marranos: Split Identity and Emerging Modernity (2009). Professor Yovel was awarded the Israel Prize in 2000 and appointed “officier” in the French order of the Palme academique. His works are available in many languages. A publicly involved intellectual, Yovel has also published scores of political columns on public affairs and debates.
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