Philosophy: The Life, Thought and Legacy of Spinoza

Class Details

Baruch Spinoza, the 17thcentury 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 (exposing the dangers of superstition and religious dogma), depth psychology and the scientific understanding of the unity of body and mind. We’ll study this difficult but fascinating philosopher and sage by discussing his background and influence and some of his key ideas on how to live wisely and happily as a free human being.

Note: Potential students should email me to get the Zoom details so that I can control the numbers.

Class Co-ordinators

Sam Rodin

Frequency & Time

Weekly on Thursday, 15.10 - 16.10