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The Collected Works of Spinoza, Volume II

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2018.02.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Edwin Curley (ed., tr.), The Collected Works of Spinoza, Volume II, Princeton University Press, 2016, 769 pp., $ 55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780691167633. Reviewed by Piet Steenbakkers, Utrecht University It requires scholars with a daunting range of specializations and skills to translate the works of Spinoza: an excellent command of the target language as well as of Latin, Dutch and Hebrew; familiarity with scholarly literature written in different languages, not only on Spinoza’s philosophy but also on textual criticism, biblical scholarship and many facets of history. Very few people are competent in all these areas, and Edwin Curley is among them. A reputed philosopher, with publications on Spinoza, Hobbes, Descartes, religion and ethics, he is also an erudite historian equipped with the required linguistic expertise. He has been working on Spinoza since 1963, and is well at home in international scholarship,. . .

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