Eastern Philosophical Concepts in Spinoza’s Pantheism & Ethics

Benedict Spinoza (1632–1677)

There are several Brahmanical and Buddhist elements that parallel many of Spinoza’s philosophical conceptions. Philosophers maintain that it is philosophically irrelevant where an idea came from, and they are not surprised to see the same conceptualizations appear in multiple cultures across time as it is expected that the search for truth would result in similarities or a…