Spinoza: Issues and Directions

Proceedings of the Chicago Spinoza Conference, 1986


The proceedings of the first major international conference on the philosophy of Spinoza to be held in the United States are published here. Contained are papers on all aspects of Spinoza's thought by 31 distinguished scholars from the United States, Europe, Israel and Australia including Jonathan Bennett, Alan Donagan, Margaret Wilson, Amélie Rorty, Richard Popkin, Jean-Marie Beyssade, Alexandre Matheron, Étienne Balibar, Pierre Macherey, Emilia Giancotti, Hubertus Hubbeling, and Yirmiyahu Yovel.
Topics discussed are Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind, Psychology, Moral, Political and Social Philosophy, and Spinoza's influence,

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Edwin M. Curley is professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan and editor and translator of Spinozas Collected Works.
"...it is also certain that the volume including the lectures of the 1986 Chicago Spinoza Conference, fascinating by its very appearance, ranks very high among the congressional publications."
Boros Gabor, Magyar Filozofiai Szemle, 1995.
Specialists in the history of philosophy and especially in 17th century thought.