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.
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
Notes; Bibliography; Index
Oxford University Press - Clarendon Press
242 pagina's, Gebonden