Books by Baruch Spinoza
Interviews where books by Baruch Spinoza were recommended
Baruch Spinoza thought reason could do it all, but experience tells us otherwise. Philosopher Rebecca Goldstein recommends both the books that made the best case for reason—and the most successful critiques.
The philosopher and former executive editor of The Economist, Anthony Gottlieb, discusses religion and suggests that belief in God only truly declines in a society when economic development brings existential security.
The Collected Works of Spinoza (Volume I)
by Baruch Spinoza & Edwin Curley
Behind the Geometrical Method: A Reading of Spinoza's Ethics
by Edwin Curley
A Study of Spinoza's Ethics
by Jonathan Bennett
The Explainability of Experience: Realism and Subjectivity in Spinoza's Theory of the Human Mind
by Ursula Renz
Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise
by Susan James
In 1656 Baruch Spinoza was thrown out by Amsterdam’s Portuguese-Jewish congregation for ‘abominable heresies’ and ‘monstrous deeds’, ensuring he would be forever remembered as a radical thinker. Here Steven Nadler, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of a number of books on Spinoza, talks us through the life and work of the 17th century philosopher whose worldview remains, in many ways, remarkably modern.