Spinoza beyond Philosophy

Synopsis

Discover how Spinoza's theory of bodies transforms our understanding of music, and how it grounds 'collective subjectivity' in contemporary politics. Learn how Spinoza's idea of freedom was instrumental to the Haitian revolution of 1791, and how it inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge's prose and George Eliot's novels. Find out how contemporary architecture, ecological activism, and the concept of human nature can be rethought through Spinoza's theory of affectivity. These 10 new essays reveal Spinoza's connection to literature, politics, the environment and beyond.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Beth Lord
  • Caroline Williams
  • Michael Mack
  • Anthony Paul Smith
  • Peg Rawes
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 2012