Spinoza's Heresy
Immortality and the Jewish Mind

Steven Nadler

Steven Nadler explores an intriguing episode in early modern intellectual history: the expulsion of the great philosopher Spinoza from his Portuguese-Jewish community in Amsterdam.

Why was Spinoza excommunicated? Nadler's investigation of this simple question gives fascinating new perspectives on Spinoza's thought and the Jewish religious and philosophical tradition from which it arose.

Contents:
1 Cherem in Amsterdam
2 Abominations and Heresies
3 Patriarchs, Prophets, and Rabbis
4 The Philosophers
5 Eternity and Immortality
6 The Life of Reason
7 Immortality on the Amstel
Conclusion
Notes; Bibliography; Index

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Spinoza's Heresy

Spinoza's Heresy
Immortality and the Jewish Mind

Steven Nadler

 

2002, Oxford University Press - Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780199247073
242 pagina's, Gebonden