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Spinoza : Oneworld Philosophers - Richard H. Popkin


Oneworld Philosophers

Paperback Published: 26th April 2004
ISBN: 9781851683390
Number Of Pages: 153

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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 popularity 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 of his contemporaries and those who were to folow, this concise survey offers a variety of new perspectives, and will be warmly welcomed by students, scholars and interested readers alike.

Introductionp. 1
The Jewish communityp. 5
Early intellectual life in Amsterdamp. 17
The excommunicationp. 27
Outside the synagogue: millenarian Protestantism and radical politicsp. 39
Rijnsburgp. 45
The Tractatus Theologico-Politicus: religion and political societyp. 57
The Ethicsp. 79
Later life and posthumous influencep. 107
Select Bibliographyp. 129
Notesp. 135
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9781851683390
ISBN-10: 1851683399
Series: Oneworld Philosophers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 153
Published: 26th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 13.41  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1