In existographies, Benedict Spinoza (323-278 BE) (1632-1677 ACM) (IQ:185|#51) (Cattell 1000:108) (RGM:116|1,350+) (PR:210|65AE / philosopher:23) (Murray 4000:10|WP) (Gottlieb 1000:251) (Becker 139:10|16L) (Stokes 100:36) (Listal 100:18) (EPD:M6) (FA:71) (RMS:24) (GPhE:#) (CR:198) (LH:10) (TL:213|#43) was a Dutch philosopher and "celebrated atheist" (Holbach, 1770), noted for 
In 1676, Spinoza, in his Ethics: Demonstrated in Geometrical Order, posthumously-published, presented a treatise on morality written in the style of Euclid's Elements, as a series of geometrical proofs of numerous philosophical points, accompanied by definitions, axioms, demonstrations, and corollaries, as well as intervening stretches of friendlier prose (scholia).
In 1670, Spinoza, in his Theologico-Political, building on Abraham Ezra (1089-1167), denied that Moses wrote the Pentateuch; for example:
- “It is thus clearer than the sun at noonday that the Pentateuch was not written by Moses, but by someone who lived long after Moses.”
- — Benedict Spinoza (1670), Theologico-Political (pg. #)
Quotes | On
The following are quotes on Spinoza:
- “All our modern philosophers, though often perhaps unconsciously, see through the glasses which Spinoza ground.”
- Smith, George. (2015). “Why Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise became one of the most scandalous books ever written” (Ѻ), Libertaianism.org.
- (a) Ratner, Joseph. (1927). “Introduction”, in: The Philosophy of Spinoza: Selection from His Works. Modern Library.
(b) Hecht, Jennifer M. (2003). Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas (pg. 376). HarperOne.
- Benedict Spinoza – Hmolpedia 2020.