Everything in Its Right Place: Spinoza and Life by the Light of Nature

2014.09.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joseph Almog, Everything in Its Right Place: Spinoza and Life by the Light of Nature, Oxford University Press, 2014, 143pp.,
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2014.09.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joseph Almog, Everything in Its Right Place: Spinoza and Life by the Light of Nature, Oxford University Press, 2014, 143pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199314393. Reviewed by Yitzhak Y. Melamed, Johns Hopkins University I do not know whether I am getting Spinoza's metaphysics right in the present essay. I suppose this will take another decade . . . . Spinoza is the first philosopher (after thirty years of professional philosophy!) with whom I feel no unbridgeable gulf between teaching philosophy from 10 am to noon and going for a run in the hills from noon to 1, no apartheid between thinking and being. (p. xi) There is something charming in this admission of modesty with which Joseph Almog concludes the preface to his new book. This pronouncement, as well as the Spinoza-admiring title of the book, may surprise some readers who are more acquainted with his work as philosopher of logic and language. Those readers. . .

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