+612 9045 4394
Spinoza and Other Heretics, Volume 2 : The Adventures of Immanence - Yirmiyahu Yovel

Spinoza and Other Heretics, Volume 2

The Adventures of Immanence

Paperback Published: 16th February 1992
ISBN: 9780691020792
Number Of Pages: 248

Share This Book:


RRP $92.00
Ships in 3 to 4 business days

This ambitious study presents Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) as the most outstanding and influential thinker of modernity--and examines the question of whether he was the "first secular Jew." A number-one bestseller in Israel, "Spinoza and Other Heretics" is made up of two volumes--The Marrano of Reason and The Adventures of Immanence. Yirmiyahu Yovel shows how Spinoza grounded a philosophical revolution in a radically new principlethe philosophy of immanence, or the idea that this world is all there is--and how he thereby anticipated secularization, the Enlightenment, the disintegration of ghetto life, and the rise of natural science and the liberal-democratic state.

The Adventures of Immanence

Here Yovel discloses the presence of Spinoza's philosophical revolution in the work of later thinkers who helped shape the modern mind. He claims it is no accident that some of the most unorthodox and innovative figures in the past two centuries--including Goethe, Kant, Hegel, Heine, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and Einstein--were profoundly influenced by Spinoza and shared his view that immanent reality is the only source of valid social and political norms and that recognizing this fact is necessary for human liberation.

But what is immanent reality, and how is liberation to be construed? In a work that constitutes a retelling of much of Western intellectual history, Yovel analyzes the rival answers given to these questions and, in so doing, provides a fresh view of a wide range of individual thinkers.

Prefacep. ix
Note on Sourcesp. xv
Spinoza and Kant: Critique of Religion and Biblical Hermeneuticsp. 3
Spinoza and Hegel: The Immanent God--Substance or Spirit?p. 27
Spinoza in Heine, Hess, Feuerbach: The Naturalization of Manp. 51
Spinoza and Marx: Man-in-Nature and the Science of Redemptionp. 78
Spinoza and Nietzsche: Amor dei and Amor fatip. 104
Spinoza and Freud: Self-Knowledge as Emancipationp. 136
Epilogue: Immanence and Finitudep. 167
Afterwordp. 187
Notesp. 193
Indexp. 225
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780691020792
ISBN-10: 0691020795
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 16th February 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.37