Power and law of nature: Spinoza on the two states of human race

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Spinoza has based his ethical theory on the principle of philosophical naturalism. It suggests that the cognition of all things must conform to the single and common laws of nature. At the same time, the analysis of Spinoza’s doctrine shows that idea of division of all social phenomena into natural and civil status of person suppose a differentiated approach to each of them. In this case, his naturalistic project requires a distinctive meaning.

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A G Gadzhikurbanov

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Email: etic@philos.msu.ru. lambis@mail.ru
Department of ethics Faculty of Philosophy

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