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Imprint: Oneworld Publications

Subject: Philosophy


Richard H. Popkin

This authoritative new introduction draws on both Richard H. Popkin’s unparalleled scholarship and a wealth of historical and philosophical sources to highlight the real influences behind Spinoza’s thought.

Popkin reconstructs Spinoza the man, and his theories, contrasting these findings with some of the popularity held misconceptions. Locating him within the context of his family and background, the author assesses the impact on Spinoza of everything from his infamous excommunication, to his affection for Euclidian geometry and the work of Descartes.

With a full account of Spinoza’s groundbreaking Tractatus and Ethics, and an overview of his influence on both of his contemporaries and those who were to folow, this concise survey offers a variety of new perspectives, and will be warmly welcomed by students, scholars and interested readers alike.

  • Publication date: April 26, 2004
  • ISBN: 9781851683390
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication date: October 1, 2013
  • ISBN: 9781780744698
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 160

Richard H. Popkin

Richard H. Popkin was the author or editor of over thirty books and 300 articles on philosophy,the history of ideas and Jewish intellectual history. He held positions at universities across America and internationally, and was Professor Emeritus at Washignton University (St Louis) and Adjunct Professor of History and Philosophy at UCLA.

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