Spinoza and the Case for Philosophy

2015.08.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elhanan Yakira, Spinoza and the Case for Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 283pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.08.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Elhanan Yakira, Spinoza and the Case for Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 283pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107069985. Reviewed by Alexander Douglas, Heythrop College, University of London A few decades ago, studies of Spinoza’s philosophy in the English-speaking world were disproportionately focused on metaphysical issues, especially on Spinoza’s intriguing but elusive approach to the mind-body problem. Michael Della Rocca’s Representation and the Mind-Body Problem in Spinoza (1996) gives a good sense of the scholarly agenda during that period. More recently, scholarly attention has broadened to include interest in Spinoza’s theories concerning the relation of philosophy to religion; Susan James’ Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics (2012) is an exemplary case. Elhanan Yakira promises to link together these scholarly interests. A main thesis of his book is. . .

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