Think Least of Death: Spinoza on How to Live and How to Die

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Price
$27.95  $25.71
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
248
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.6 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780691183848

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About the Author

Steven Nadler is Vilas Research Professor and the William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His many books include Rembrandt's Jews, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Spinoza: A Life, and (with Lawrence Shapiro) When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People: How Philosophy Can Save Us from Ourselves (Princeton).

Reviews

Aiming to extract life lessons from the philosophy of Spinoza, this vibrant study focusses on the concept of 'homo liber, ' or the free person, a supremely rational figure continually striving for power and virtue. . . . Spinoza's work serves as a hopeful, timely statement of what the truth-seeking individual can accomplish.-- "New Yorker"
A helpful explication of [Spinoza's] ideas about ethics, the afterlife, and human nature.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
As an accessible introduction to the complex thought of Spinoza, it is a success.---Jeffrey Collins, Wall Street Journal
If you want the clearest and most sympathetic introduction as exists to Spinoza's ideas . . . then Nadler's your man. This, his latest book, is a must-read for our present, troubled times.---David Conway, Jewish Chronicle
If you want to become a better person, you ought to study the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza. That at least is the message of Steven Nadler's delightful new book.---Jonathan RΓ©e, Literary Review
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