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Baruch Spinoza

Your philosopher is Benedictus de Spinoza (November 24, 1632 - February 21, 1677), named Baruch Spinoza by his synagogue elders. Along with René Descartes and Gottfried Leibniz, he was one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy. He is considered the founder of modern Biblical criticism. His magnum opus was the Ethics. You believe that what we think of as "God" and "Nature" are two names for the same reality, namely the single substance that underlies the universe and of which all lesser "entities" are actually modes or modifications. There is, in each rock, tree, animal and human, a bit of the same essence; deep down we are all the same. Your compassion for others is therefore as deep as your compassion for yourself, and in all things you see the same spirituality you see when you look in the mirror.

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • realism Distribution

    They scored 61% on realism, higher than 84% of your peers.

  • rationalism Distribution

    They scored 67% on rationalism, higher than 89% of your peers.

  • materialism Distribution

    They scored 22% on materialism, higher than 6% of your peers.

  • atomism Distribution

    They scored 44% on atomism, higher than 56% of your peers.

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