7 Part biography, part history, part exploration of Spinoza’s philosophy: wholly engaging. . . . Throughout this ambitious and thorough narrative, Lehmann does an outstanding job of illuminating Spinoza’s concepts in a clear, concise and logical manner and gives them contextual relevance by illuminating the pertinent political and social upheavals of the time. . . . Clarity, accessibility and spot-on relevance to issues facing modern society make this a must-read.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
”This is a highly readable, engaging and illuminating portrait of one of history’s most important philosophers. It is especially pleasing to see a book that introduces Spinoza and his thought to young readers without over-simplification and condescension, one that takes seriously the ideas and their continued relevance.”
Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Author of Spinoza: A Life and A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza’s Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age Continue Reading →