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Author Scruton, Roger, author

Title Spinoza : a very short introduction / Roger Scruton
Edition [Revised edition]
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002


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 MELB  199.492 Spinoz Scr/Sav 2002  DUE 05-11-19
Description 129 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm
Series Very short introductions ; 70
Very short introductions ; 70
Contents 1. Life and character -- 2. Background -- 3. God -- 4. Man -- 5. Freedom -- 6. The body politic -- 7. Spinoza's legacy
Summary "Benedict de Spinoza (1632-77) was at once the father of the Enlightenment and the last sad guardian of the medieval world. In his brilliant synthesis of geometrical method, religious sentiment, and secular science, he attempted to reconcile the conflicting moral and intellectual demands of his epoch, and to present a vision of humanity as simultaneously bound by necessity and eternally free. Roger Scruton presents a systematic analysis of Spinoza's thought, and shows its relevance to today's intellectual preoccupations."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677
Notes Previous ed., published in the Past masters series: 1986
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-121) and index
Notes Previous ed., published in the Past masters series: 1986
Subject Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677.
Philosophy, European -- 17th century.
Philosophy, European.
LC no. 2002725610
ISBN 0192803166 (paperback)
9780192803160 (paperback)