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In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue about the philosophy of Schelling, Spinoza, idealism, and realism. They talk about how he came to write his book on Schelling and Spinoza and how one can define idealism and realism. They talk about the three claims of idealism, Spinoza’s ethics, and the...

In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue about the philosophy of Schelling, Spinoza, idealism, and realism. They talk about how he came to write his book on Schelling and Spinoza and how one can define idealism and realism. They talk about the three claims of idealism, Spinoza’s ethics, and the importance of Jacobi’s critiques on German idealism. They also talk about Spinoza’s god, the infinite and finite, modes and attributes of substance, principle of sufficient reason, and Kant’s synthetic judgements. They talk about Schelling’s philosophy of nature and his shift from philosophy of nature to philosophy of identity. They also mention the absolute, blotobjectivism, Kant’s antinomies, the problem of evil, and Schelling’s notion of potencies. They also mention Žižek’s three phases of Schelling’s philosophy, Schelling’s tripartite-tripartite soul, and many more topics.
Benjamin Norris is a philosopher and professor at Rowan University. He has his PhD in philosophy from the New School for Social Research. His main interests are German idealism, history of philosophy, and social and political philosophy. He is the author of the book, Schelling and Spinoza: Realism, Idealism, and the Absolute. You can find his work here. Twitter: @absoluteorgan
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