Spinoza’s metaphysics fails to employ a consistent use of terms, such as “finite” and “infinite”. After clarifying Spinoza’s philosophical project and analyzing his proof for ontological monism, the author provides a discussion of Spinoza’s employ of concepts “finite” and “infinite,” given his distinction between attribute and absolute. It is found that Spinoza improperly jumps to the existence of God, but that he might be more successful in proving the existence of absolute Being.
Daigle, Jennifer Lynn
"On the Validity of Spinoza's Proof for Monism: A Question of Equivocation,"
Episteme: Vol. 18, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.denison.edu/episteme/vol18/iss1/2