Spinoza Life and Legacy – Jonathan I. Israel
Spinoza Life and Legacy presents a significant new interpretation of Spinoza’s life, thought, and early reception.
This book offers a more detailed coverage of its subject than previous biographies, enabling the author to make a broader and more accurate assessment of Spinoza’s role in the early Enlightenment.
It significantly alters our picture of the early Enlightenment in Europe, including in our understanding of the origins of modern democratic political theory, toleration, and secularism. The book Includes use of historical sources that have never been used before.