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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Editions used and abbreviations; Introduction; The problem of nature and a normative call for a new metaphysics; The Reports, non-anthropocentrism and Spinoza; Methodological challenges and points of departure; Chapter outline and structure of arguments; Notes; References; 1. The Harmony with Nature Reports and the call for nonanthropocentrism as a response to the environmental problem; Part I: the Reports; Part II: from the Reports' concept of holism, via Arne Naess and deep ecology, to Spinoza NotesReferences; 2. Spinoza's metaphysics: substance monism, naturalism and psychological egoism; Substance monism an ontological relation of immanence; Epistemological upshots of naturalism: rejecting exceptionalism and flattening out the mind's ability to know; Ethical upshots of naturalism: curing passions by knowledge; Notes; References; 3. Spinoza and law; Preliminary question: how to narrow down Spinoza's normative ideas; Law; Notes; References; 4. Spinoza and the state; Governance, power and self-knowledge; Sovereignty as freedom State power and sovereignty as phenomenological experiencesNotes; References; 5. A Spinozistic theory of international law; The problem of legitimacy: a brief overview; Sovereignty as freedom and the problem of legitimacy in international law; Governance as power and the problem of legitimacy in international law; How Spinoza's non-theory of international law can contribute to understanding international law; References; 6. The Reports and the normative implications of an eco-ethical approach inspired by Spinoza's philosophy Part one: fleshing out the Spinozistic character of the Reports' arguments for a new metaphysicsPart two: the implications for law of the Reports' call for a radical new metaphysics; Notes; References; Index
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