Wiep van Bunge, Ph.D. (1990), Erasmus University Rotterdam, is Professor of the History of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at that university. He has published widely on the history of philosophy in the Dutch Republic.
All interested in early modern philosophy and anyone concerned with the part it played in ‘the making of Modernity’.
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
Table of contents
1. Baruch or Benedict? Spinoza as a ‘Marrano’
2. The Autonomy of the Attributes
3. The Idea of a Scientific Moral Philosophy
4. Spinoza and the Collegiants
5. The Idea of Religious Imposture
6. The Politics of the Passions
7. Causation and Intelligibility in the Tractatus theologico-politicus
8. Vondel’s Noah on God and Nature
9. Censorship of Philosophy in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic
10. Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Dutch Spinozism
11. Radical Enlightenment: a Dutch Perspective
12. Spinoza Past and Present