Several schools of thought that are an essential part of early modern philosophy are presented in this work.
The author does not concentrate on the main authors or key-concepts that made up seventeenth-century philosophical discourse, but places the practice of philosophy in the Dutch Republic in a wide cultural context. This approach provides the opportunity to assess the emergence and early diffusion of Spinozism as a comprehensive philosophy.
Wiep van Bunge, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, holds the Spinoza Chair at the Rotterdam Department of Philosophy. He is the director of the NWO-programme The Early Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic: Cartesianism, Spinozism, and Empiricism, 1650-1750.
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