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The Resource Spinoza : the outcast thinker, Devra Lehmann

Spinoza : the outcast thinker, Devra Lehmann

Label
Spinoza : the outcast thinker
Title
Spinoza
Title remainder
the outcast thinker
Statement of responsibility
Devra Lehmann
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A brilliant schoolboy in Amsterdam quickly learns to keep his ideas to himself. When he is twenty-three years old, those ideas prove so shocking and scandalous to his Jewish community that he is publicly denounced and expelled from his synagogue and neighborhood. The scandal shows no sign of waning as his ideas spread throughout seventeenth-century Europe, where he is almost universally reviled as an instrument of the devil. At the center of the storm, he lives the simplest of lives, quietly devoted to his work as a lens grinder and to his steadfast search for truth--an endeavor that paves the way for all that is best in modern democracies. He does not live to see the results of his efforts, but his ideas change the world."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lehmann, Devra
Dewey number
199/.492
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
B3997
LC item number
.L44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spinoza, Benedictus de
  • Spinoza, Benedictus de
  • Spinoza, Benedictus de
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophers
Label
Spinoza : the outcast thinker, Devra Lehmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Persecution in Spain and Portugal -- The Dutch promised land -- Jewish life in Amsterdam -- Beyond the Jewish neighborhood -- Questions and potential consequences -- Doubting the immortality of the soul -- The many forces of intolerance -- The frustrated merchant -- More attempts at Jewish answers -- Exploring the wider world -- The suspected heretic -- Excommunication -- Lenses and the new science -- The Cartesian Revolution -- Launching a written philosophy -- Radical views of nature and God -- Caution and Cartesian lessons -- Plagues of body and mind -- Political upheavals and the Ethics -- Surges of religious unreason -- The Theological-Political Treatise -- Urgent reasons to publish -- The furious public response -- True freedom's gory end -- Quiet amidst the storm -- Discouraging events -- Personal encounters -- Death and its aftermath
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 269 pages
Isbn
9781608981816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn893457422
  • (OCoLC)893457422
Label
Spinoza : the outcast thinker, Devra Lehmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Persecution in Spain and Portugal -- The Dutch promised land -- Jewish life in Amsterdam -- Beyond the Jewish neighborhood -- Questions and potential consequences -- Doubting the immortality of the soul -- The many forces of intolerance -- The frustrated merchant -- More attempts at Jewish answers -- Exploring the wider world -- The suspected heretic -- Excommunication -- Lenses and the new science -- The Cartesian Revolution -- Launching a written philosophy -- Radical views of nature and God -- Caution and Cartesian lessons -- Plagues of body and mind -- Political upheavals and the Ethics -- Surges of religious unreason -- The Theological-Political Treatise -- Urgent reasons to publish -- The furious public response -- True freedom's gory end -- Quiet amidst the storm -- Discouraging events -- Personal encounters -- Death and its aftermath
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 269 pages
Isbn
9781608981816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn893457422
  • (OCoLC)893457422

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