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Spinoza

A Life

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This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press

Written in English

422 pages

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.

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Spinoza: A Life
Sep 27, 2018, Cambridge University Press
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Spinoza
January 23, 2003, Bayard
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Spinoza: A Life
April 23, 2001, Cambridge University Press
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Spinoza: A Life
March 13, 1999, Cambridge University Press
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Spinoza

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Work Description

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.

Spinoza

A Life

New Ed edition

This edition was published in by Cambridge University Press


First Sentence

"ON MARCH 30, 1492, Spain committed one of those acts of great self-destructive folly to which superpowers are prone: it expelled its Jews."

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
422
Dimensions
8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
Weight
1.3 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7712640M
ISBN 10
0521002931
ISBN 13
9780521002936
Library Thing
106705
Goodreads
37516

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