Preface to Christoph Wittich’s Anti-Spinoza

Below is my draft translation of the preface to Christoph Wittich’s Anti-Spinoza, entitled ‘On the Method of Demonstration’. Wittich criticises Spinoza’s use of the synthetic method, and this ends up being the basis of his criticism of the Ethics in general. Later I’ll write a post about a specific application. I’ve translated more of the book, but I’m not ready to share it yet. Corrections are of course welcome. You can get the original here.

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