Steven Nadler’s books include Rembrandt’s Jews (Chicago), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Spinoza: A Life (Cambridge); A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza’s Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age (Princeton); and, most recently, Think Least of Death: Spinoza on How to Live and How to Die (Princeton). He is the William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy and William F. Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Benedict de Spinoza
If you think of philosophy as a way to escape from the calamities and irritants of 2021, you will find much that is pleasing in this section. Steven Nadler’s discussion of Spinoza and Stoicism starts with the charming fact that an inventory of the philosopher’s possessions, upon his death, revealed that he owned two pairs […]
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