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Spinoza
     

Spinoza

by Richard Popkin
 

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ISBN-10: 1851683399

ISBN-13: 2901851683399

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

This authoritative new introduction draws on both Richard H. Popkin's unparalleled scholarship and a wealth of historical and philosophical sources to highlight the real influences behind Spinoza's thought. Popkin reconstructs Spinoza the man, and his theories, contrasting these findings with some of the popularly held misconceptions. Locating him within the context

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This authoritative new introduction draws on both Richard H. Popkin's unparalleled scholarship and a wealth of historical and philosophical sources to highlight the real influences behind Spinoza's thought. Popkin reconstructs Spinoza the man, and his theories, contrasting these findings with some of the popularly held misconceptions. Locating him within the context of his family and background, the author assesses the impact on Spinoza of everything from his infamous excommunication, to his affection for Euclidian geometry and the work of Descartes. With a full account of Spinoza's groundbreaking Tractatus and Ethics, and an overview of his influence on both his contemporaries and those who were to follow, this concise survey offers a variety of new perspectives, and will be warmly welcomed by students, scholars and interested readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901851683399
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
160

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Jewish community5
2Early intellectual life in Amsterdam17
3The excommunication27
4Outside the synagogue: millenarian Protestantism and radical politics39
5Rijnsburg45
6The Tractatus Theologico-Politicus: religion and political society57
7The Ethics79
8Later life and posthumous influence107
Select Bibliography129
Notes135
Index149

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