Spinoza�s Philosophy in Overview

Term: Fall 2008

Subject Code: GPHI

Course Number: 6094

The lecture will cover most of Spinoza�s intellectual development and offer an analysis of most of his works, with the Ethics at the center. This will include main issues in metaphysics, epistemology, method, the scientific revolution, psychology, the two levels of ethics, the critique and re-shaping of religion, and Spinoza�s social and political thought. The concept of a �philosophy of immanence� will serve as the organizing principle of the discussion, and also an object of critical appraisal.

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