Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity

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Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity

REBECCA GOLDSTEIN

ISBN10: 0805211594

ISBN13: 978-0805211597

Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity

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title Betraying Spinoza
subtitle The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity
authors Rebecca Goldstein
publisher Schocken Books
publishedDate 2009-08
description Part of the Jewish Encounter series In 1656, Amsterdam's Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty-three, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism. He was already germinating a secularist challenge to religion that would be as radical as it was original. He went on to produce one of the most ambitious systems in the history of Western philosophy, so ahead of its time that scientists today, from string theorists to neurobiologists, count themselves among Spinoza's progeny. In Betraying Spinoza, Rebecca Goldstein sets out to rediscover the flesh-and-blood man often hidden beneath the veneer of rigorous rationality, and to crack the mystery of the breach between the philosopher and his Jewish past. Goldstein argues that the trauma of the Inquisition' s persecution of its forced Jewish converts plays itself out in Spinoza's philosophy. The excommunicated Spinoza, no less than his excommunicators, was responding to Europe' s first experiment with racial anti-Semitism. Here is a Spinoza both hauntingly emblematic and deeply human, both heretic and hero--a surprisingly contemporary figure ripe for our own uncertain age. From the Hardcover edition.
pageCount 287
printType BOOK
categories Biography & Autobiography
averageRating 3.5
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language en
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