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Spinoza: A Life

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Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) is widely recognized as one of the most important philosophers of all time; he was also arguably the most radical and controversial. Based on extensive archival research, this is the first complete biography of Spinoza in any language. Steven Nadler takes the reader right to the heart of seventeenth-century Amsterdam 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. \[I\]Spinoza\[/I\] will be an invaluable resource for philosophers, historians, and scholars of Jewish thought. It will also interest readers of philosophy, Jewish history, 17th-century European history, and the culture of the Dutch Golden Age.\[P\] \[I\]Steven Nadler\[/I\] is a Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Executive Committee, Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is on the editorial board of the \[I\]Journal of the History of Ideas\[/I\], as well as the author of books on seventeenth-century philosophy, including \[I\]The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche\[/I\] (Cambridge, 2000).

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This is the first complete biography of Spinoza in any language and is based on detailed archival research. The book 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.

Synopsis:

Baruch Spinoza (1632'"1677) was one of the most important philosophers of all time; he was also arguably the most radical and controversial. This is 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.

Synopsis:

The first complete biography of Spinoza in any language and is based on detailed archival research.

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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ISBN:
9780521552103
Subtitle:
A Life
Author:
Nadler, Steven
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K. ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Spinoza, benedictus de, 1632-1677
Subject:
Philosophers -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Jewish philosophers - Netherlands - Biography
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20010423
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 half-tones 1 map
Pages:
422
Dimensions:
9.27x6.36x1.09 in. 1.61 lbs.

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Product details 422 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521552103 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is the first complete biography of Spinoza in any language and is based on detailed archival research. The book 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.
"Synopsis" by , Baruch Spinoza (1632'"1677) was one of the most important philosophers of all time; he was also arguably the most radical and controversial. This is 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.
"Synopsis" by , The first complete biography of Spinoza in any language and is based on detailed archival research.
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