EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 244, 2020Complexity and Disorder Meetings 2018-2019-2020
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||15 October 2020|
Order and disorder in intellectual history. Spinoza’s case in the light of complexity
IRHIM, ENS Lyon, 15 parvis Descartes, 69342, Lyon, France
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Published online: 15 October 2020
This article presents the conception of order and disorder developed by the philosopher B. Spinoza (1632-1677), and shows how this theory supports the intelligibility of nature without attributing any kind of organization to nature. From these principles, the author questions the use of causality in intellectual history, and sketches the possibility of a complex history based upon the disorder of interactions.
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