The Courtier and the Heretic

The Secret Encounter Between Leibniz and Spinoza That Defines the Modern World

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Philosophy in the late seventeenth century was a dangerous business. No careerist could afford to know the reclusive philosopher known as an "atheist Jew", Baruch de Spinoza. Yet the wildly ambitious young genius Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz became obse ...Continua
Rami
Ha scritto il 06/09/09
This book is about the lives and philosophy of Leibniz and Spinoza, it's history is rather accurate and the author brings a vivid picture of their lives, however, that may be the problem, it's excessive biography of the authors leaves one in want of...Continua
Ruby
Ha scritto il 20/02/09

An easy read for those who dabbles in philosophy lightly. Fascinating and erudite.

The Economist Test
Ha scritto il 07/02/06
Chicken soup for the brain
GOTTFRIED LEIBNIZ and Baruch de Spinoza (known also by his Latin name, Benedictus, and to his friends as Bento) were among the giants of the 17th century. Ever since then, their ideas have exercised a huge influence over the way people think about al...Continua

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