All interested in early modern philosophy and anyone concerned with the part it played in ‘the making of Modernity’.
‘’This is a work of solid and lucidly written scholarship, and van Bunge offers balanced and informative assessments of discussed topics […] I highly recommend the book to all those who want to obtain a more nuanced picture of Spinoza’s historical and philosophical context and of the influence of his thought.’’
Valtteri Viljanen, University of Turku. In: Renaissance Quaterly
, Vol. 66, No. 3, Fall 2013, p. 1054.
''In sum, this is a rich and varied collection of essays that will be of great interest not only to Spinoza scholars but to anyone interested in the Enlightenment and in Dutch intellectual history. It is a brilliant set of studies that illuminates the intellectual and historical contexts of Spinoza's philosophy, as well as its reception and influence.''
Steven Nadler, Notre Dame Philosophical Review
‘’Une collection d’essais riche et variée, qui sera d’un grand intérêt non seulement pour les spécialistes de Spinoza mais aussi pour quiconque s’intéresse aux Lumières et à l’histoire intellectuelle des Pays-bas.’’
Steven Nadler, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In: Archives de Philosophie
, Cahier 2013/4, Tome 76, p.742.