Some philosophers merely argue their philosophies. When they finish their disputations, they hang up the tools of their trade, go home, and indulge in the well-earned pleasures of private life. Other philosophers live they philosophies. They treat as useless any philosophy that does not determine the manner in which they spend their days, and they consider pointless any part of life that has no philosophy in it. They never go home. [The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World. Page 54. Matthew Stewart]

I like Spinoza.

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  1. […] am not reading the Ethics in Latin of course. Rather, I am still reading The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World by Matthew […]

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