Philosophy: The Life, Thought and Legacy of Spinoza

Class Details

Baruch Spinoza, the 17th century Dutch Jewish philosopher, remains surprisingly relevant to our 21st century problems. A central Enlightenment figure, his heretical ideas laid the foundation for modern, liberal, secular and democratic thinking. He was a forerunner of biblical criticism, depth psychology and the scientific understanding of the unity of body and mind. We’ll study this difficult but fascinating philosopher and ethicist by discussing his background and influence and some of his key ideas on living well.

Class Co-ordinators

Sam Rodin

Frequency & Time

Weekly on Tuesday, 14.00 - 15.15