«TEMPI DIFFERENTI NON SONO SIMULTANEI, MA SUCCESSIVI»
Spinoza tra Jacobi e Herder
Spinozism has traditionally been interpreted as a theory of the unicity of space and time. However, this reading seems to be contradicted by some of Spinoza’s texts. It is therefore necessary to trace its genealogy. The paper suggests to attribute its genesis to Jacobi’s reading of Spinoza. Starting from some intuitions formulated by Herder, Jacobi attributes to Spinoza a doctrine of unique duration, which allows him to consider that the Kantian concepts of time and space are “entirely in the spirit of Spinoza”. However, in Spinoza the apparent linearity of time is the result of a deeper complexity of interchange and intertwined levels that constitute the ordo et connexio rerum.