Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Lecture on Spinoza

Steven Nadler (U-Wisconsin)

“Spinoza’s Ethics as a Theological-Political Treatise”

Date & time: Tuesday May 14, 2019: 16.00-18.00
Location: Roeterseilandcomplex (room REC A2.06)
Entrance is free, registration not required.

Professor Steven Nadler’s research focuses on philosophy in the seventeenth century. He has written extensively on Descartes and Cartesianism, Spinoza, and Leibniz. He also works on medieval and early modern Jewish philosophy. His publications include Spinoza: A Life (Cambridge, 1999; second edition, 2018); The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2008; paperback, Princeton 2010); The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: From Antiquity through the Seventeenth Century (2009), co-edited with Tamar Rudavsky; A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza’s Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age (Princeton, 2011) and The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes (Princeton, 2013).