Exploring Spinoza
Exploring Spinoza
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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Susan James, Professor of Philosophy at Birbeck, University of London. Susan James is an internationally-renowned Spinoza scholar and author of Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion and Politics and Spinoza on Learning to Live Together which are discussed in detail during… (more)

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Susan James, Professor of Philosophy at Birbeck, University of London. Susan James is an internationally-renowned Spinoza scholar and author of Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion and Politics and Spinoza on Learning to Live Together which are discussed in detail during this wide-ranging conversation. After an inspiring story of how she became interested in philosophy, Susan James provides detailed insights into Spinoza?s ideas and their current relevance; the political environment and the theological struggle about who has control of religion and how much freedom of religion there is during Spinoza?s time. This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, The Rational Humanist, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter: I. Philosophical Beginnings - Cambridge, with a bit of Princeton thrown in II. Setting the Stage - Spinoza: a vignette III. Spinozistic Separation - Religion, science and politics IV. Determinism - Howard gets stuck V. Modern Lessons - Mind, body, freedom and fortitudo VI. The Philosophical Life - Becoming philosophical and doing philosophy About Ideas Roadshow Conversations: This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

 

Publisher: Ideas Roadshow (April 08, 2021)

File size: 1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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