Spinoza & Dutch Cartesianism: Philosophy and Theology

2015.09.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alexander X. Douglas, Spinoza & Dutch Cartesianism: Philosophy and Theology, Oxford University Press, 2015, viii + 184 pp., $
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2015.09.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alexander X. Douglas, Spinoza & Dutch Cartesianism: Philosophy and Theology, Oxford University Press, 2015, viii + 184 pp., $ 47,50, ISBN 978-0-19-873250-1. Reviewed by Han van Ruler, Erasmus University Rotterdam With his book on Spinoza and Dutch Cartesianism, Alexander Douglas has written an elegant and at times refreshingly daring book on the development of Spinoza's philosophical views and their historical background. Its broad strokes are sometimes less developed, particularly towards the end of the book, where Newtonianism comes into the picture, and Douglas generally makes lavish use of the works of others (especially Verbeek, and, with respect of Newtonianism, Schliesser), but a young scholar cannot do everything him or herself and one can appreciate the publisher's decision not to lay too much stress on scholarly detail where new vistas are developed, opening up new horizons of discussion. Not. . .

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