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Spinoza's Heresy: Immortality and the Jewish Mind

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Why was the great philosopher Spinoza expelled from his Portuguese-Jewish community in Amsterdam? 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.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published January 8th 2004 by OUP Oxford (first published December 6th 2001)
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Ivan
Ho preso questo libro in biblioteca dopo aver letto dello stesso autore "Baruch Spinoza e l'Olanda del Seicento" e devo dire che è stata una lettura interessante, impegnativa, ma anche piacevole. Non conoscevo Spinoza che quasi per sentito dire, avendolo studiato alle superiori di cui avevo vaghissime nozioni. Spinoza non è il filosofo che più mi piace, anzi, grazie a queste letture che mi ci hanno introdotto, sicuramente non leggero mai l'Etica, per quanto famosa sia. Mi affascina invece Spinoz ...more
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Why Was Spinoza Excommunicated?

Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza (1632 - 1677) was one of the most seminal philosophers in history. His work constitutes a crucial component of Enlightenment thought and of modern secularism. In 1656, at the age of 23, Spinoza was excommunicated from the Portuguese synagogue in Amsterdam in which he had grown up. Excommunication was not an uncommon occurrence at that time and place, but the excommunicating document banning Spinoza is extremely and unusually harsh. There h
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