Talk:Baruch Spinoza

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From an Editor's edit comment "Ethical philosophy - some more re-redding, this one seems quite bad for it.)" My snarky reply - duh, it's spinoza! you expect it to make sense?????????????????--Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child. --V.Nabokov» 17:08, 29 September 2008 (EDT)

Spinoza bagels[edit]

I saw them for sale at Trader Joe's. Not the best-tasting. Don't think they even got Spinoza's picture right. --Thomas Wright Sulcer (talk) 18:33, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

They'll bagel your mind! Or something like that. But I agree they don't taste very good. -- (talk) 22:11, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
Marketers are exploiting an image of Spinoza as a smart man of the Jewish persuasion, but realize that most people have no clue what Spinoza thought but, so what, let's stick a Spinoza-look alike face on a plastic bag to sell mediocre bagels. Sheesh.--Thomas Wright Sulcer (talk) 23:16, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Spinoza on morality[edit]

I've been writing my dissertation on Spinoza for the last year. Just to make it clear...he is no relativist. The best term to describe Spinoza would be that of an amoralist. See the referenced chapter in the 'Short Treatise' on what good and evil are. -- (talk) 01:30, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Understanding rather than ridiculing, bewailing, and scorning[edit]

It seems like RationalWiki has explicitly rejected Spinoza's approach, "I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." Landmartian (talk) 21:40, 11 January 2015 (UTC)