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Spinoza: A Life / Edition 1

Spinoza: A Life / Edition 1

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by Steven Nadler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521002931

ISBN-13: 9780521002936

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was one of the most important philosophers of all time; he was also arguably the most radical and controversial. This was the first complete biography of Spinoza in any language and is based on detailed archival research. More than simply recounting the story of Spinoza's life, the book takes the reader right into the heart of

Overview

Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was one of the most important philosophers of all time; he was also arguably the most radical and controversial. This was the first complete biography of Spinoza in any language and is based on detailed archival research. More than simply recounting the story of Spinoza's life, the book takes the reader right into the heart of Jewish Amsterdam in the seventeenth century and, with Spinoza's exile from Judaism, right into the midst of the tumultuous political, social, intellectual and religious world of the young Dutch Republic. Though the book will be an invaluable resource for philosophers, historians, and scholars of Jewish thought, it has been written for any member of the general reading public with a serious interest in philosophy, Jewish history, seventeenth-century European history, and the culture of the Dutch Golden Age. Spinoza: A Life has recently been awarded the Koret Jewish Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521002936
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
430
Sales rank:
622,890
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. Settlement; 2. Abraham and Michael; 3. Bento/Baruch; 4. Talmud Torah; 5. A merchant of Amsterdam; 6. Cherem; 7. Benedictus; 8. A philosopher in Rijnsberg; 9. 'The Jew of Voorburg'; 10. Homo Politicus; 11. Calm and turmoil in the Hague; 12. 'A free man thinks least of all of death'; A note on sources; End notes; Bibliography.

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