Event Detail

Thu Mar 7, 2024
4–6 PM
Philosophy Colloquium
John Carriero
Spinoza and Our Ontological Demotion

Spinoza notoriously holds that we are modes, not substances. What leads him to such an apparently odd view? Is his thesis mainly of interest for technical metaphysics, or does it matter for how we think about ourselves in everyday life? In this talk I try to motivate the thesis and explain how it matters.