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Spinoza past and present. Essays on Spinoza, Spinozism, and Spinoza scholarship.

Author: Bunge.
Publisher: Leiden : Koninklijke Brill NV 2012.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, 215.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Spinoza Past and Present' consists of twelve essays on Benedictus de Spinoza's Jewish background, his views on metaphysics, mathematics, religion and society. Special attention is paid to the various ways in which Spinoza's works have been interpreted from the late seventeenth century to the present day. In particular, Spinoza's recent popularity among advocates of the Radical Enlightenment is discussed: Van Bunge  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bunge.
ISBN: 9789004231375 9004231374
OCLC Number: 793494113
Description: 274 pages.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsPreface 1. Baruch or Benedict? Spinoza as a 'Marrano' 2. The Autonomy of the Attributes3. The Idea of a Scientific Moral Philosophy4. Spinoza and the Collegiants5. The Idea of Religious Imposture6. The Politics of the Passions7. Causation and Intelligibility in the Tractatus theologico-politicus8. Vondel's Noah on God and Nature9. Censorship of Philosophy in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic10. Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Dutch Spinozism11. Radical Enlightenment: a Dutch Perspective12. Spinoza Past and PresentBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, 215.
Responsibility: Wiep van Bunge.


In Spinoza Past and Present Wiep van Bunge explores various aspects of Spinoza's works and the often conflichting ways in which the Dutch philosopher's views have been interpreted from the  Read more...


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