Affectivity and Philosophy after Spinoza and Nietzsche: by Stuart Pethick

By Stuart Pethick

Pethick investigates a far ignored philosophical connection among of the main debatable figures within the historical past of philosophy: Spinoza and Nietzsche. by means of studying the an important function that affectivity performs of their philosophies, this booklet claims that the 2 philosophers percentage the typical target of creating wisdom the main robust have an effect on.

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It provides evident information on the properties of its object and leaves no room for doubting what does and does not belong to it’. 46). 26 Affectivity and Philosophy after Spinoza and Nietzsche judgement to see what is wrong with it, but rather to try to understand the vivacity of the perception and how it is possible to be clear about anything at all. The fact that an atheist can be ‘clearly aware that the three angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles’ is something I do not dispute.

50 Transience derives from the Latin trans meaning over or away, and ire meaning to go or pass. 53 The basic point here is that in any given situation various affective relations are experienced amongst changing images, ideas and perceptions of the imagination, and this is impossible to avoid – a single element of experience, including any notion of an ‘I’, cannot be completely detached from the vicissitudes of experience (it is simply impossible to have any kind of experience where there is only one element in play, be it an idea, object, feeling, sense, or anything else).

The question of whether or not these imaginings are truly ‘there’ outside of the imagination is thus a misleading one for Spinoza, because ‘the imaginations of the mind, considered in themselves contain no error, or ... 29 With this, Spinoza replaces the Cartesian model of having a belief and then trying to find out whether or not it is true, with a philosophical approach that refrains directly within the reality of the affective-imagination. 31 In other words, doubt does not occur in having an idea of something and wondering if it is correct, but in the relation between ideas that displace each other’s force.

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