The God of Spinoza : A Philosophical Study, Paperback / softback Book

The God of Spinoza : A Philosophical Study Paperback / softback

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This book is the fullest study in English for many years on the role of God in Spinoza's philosophy.

Spinoza has been called both a 'God-intoxicated man' and an atheist, both a pioneer of secular Judaism and a bitter critic of religion.

He was born a Jew but chose to live outside any religious community.

He was deeply engaged both in traditional Hebrew learning and in contemporary physical science.

He identified God with nature or substance: a theme which runs through his work, enabling him to naturalise religion but - equally important - to divinise nature.

He emerges not as a rationalist precursor of the Enlightenment but as a thinker of the highest importance in his own right, both in philosophy and in religion.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
  • ISBN: 9780521665858

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