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Spinoza Beyond Philosophy

Spinoza Beyond Philosophy

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  • Beth Lord (Editor)


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages214
ISBN (Electronic)9780748644810
ISBN (Print)9780748644803
StatePublished - 2012


These of 12 engaging and original essays reveals that Spinoza is the interdisciplinary thinker for our times.Discover how Spinoza's theory of bodies transforms our understanding of music, and how it grounds 'collective subjectivity' in contemporary politics. Learn how Spinoza's idea of freedom was instrumental to the Haitian revolution of 1791, and how it inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge's prose and George Eliot's novels. Find out how contemporary architecture, ecological activism, and the concept of human nature can be rethought through Spinoza's theory of affectivity.

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