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Spinoza : A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton

Spinoza

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 30th May 2002
ISBN: 9780192803160
Number Of Pages: 144

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Benedict de Spinoza (1632-77) was at once the father of the Enlightenment and the last sad guardian of the medieval world. In his brilliant synthesis of geometrical method, religious sentiment, and secular science, he attempted to reconcile the conflicting moral and intellectual demands of his epoch, and to present a vision of humanity as simultaneously bound by necessity and eternally free. In this book Roger Scruton presents a clear and systematic analysis of Spinoza's thought, and shows its relevance to today's intellectual preoccupations. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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`Review from previous edition 'an interesting and provocative guide'' Christian Science Monitor `'His exposition is beautifully lucid.'' Expository Times

Preface 1: Life and Character 2: Background 3: God 4: Man 5: Freedom 6: The Body Politic 7: Spinoza's Legacy Glossary Further Reading Index

ISBN: 9780192803160
ISBN-10: 0192803166
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 30th May 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.3  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.14

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