Spinoza: A Very Short Introduction

Synopsis

Benedict de Spinoza (1632-77) was at once the father of the Enlightenment and the last sad guardian of the medieval world. In his brilliant synthesis of geometrical method, religious sentiment, and secular science, he attempted to reconcile the conflicting moral and intellectual demands of his epoch, and to present a vision of humanity as simultaneously bound by necessity and eternally free. In this book Roger Scruton presents a clear and systematic analysis of Spinoza's thought, and shows its relevance to today's intellectual preoccupations.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Roger Scruton
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2002