Meer dan een jaar geleden kon ik in een blog, getiteld “Henk Keizer helpt het Pancreas-probleem de
wereld uit,” melden dat Epoché: A Journal
for the History of Philosophy, zijn artikel geaccepteerd had dat gaat over:
Is There a "Pancreas
Problem" in Spinoza’s Theory of the Human Mind?
Abstract: This article explores a new reading of an important
section of Part II of Spinoza’s Ethics. It recognizes that Spinoza actually
differentiates between the human mind conceived from the viewpoint of its cause
and the human mind conceived from the viewpoint of its nature. It shows, most
importantly, that Spinoza assigns different objects to those ‘minds’.
Consequently they represent different knowledge of the body. It will appear
that the human mind in respect of its cause represents non-conscious knowledge
of the human body and that the human mind in respect of its nature represents
conscious knowledge of the human body. It will be shown that knowledge of the inner
processes of the human body and of the body per se belongs to the domain of
non-conscious knowledge. The same conclusion will be obtained in an analysis
that starts from the distinction between the formal and the objective being of
the human mind.