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Saturday, December 10, 2011

I Like This Guy

Spinoza

2 comments:

John Kindley said...

Mind saying why in particular, or directing me to some things you find interesting? I looked into him just a little while back because of the high regard Einstein had for him, but never went into much depth. I was intrigued by his theism, determinism, and reputation for high personal character.

Sheldon Richman said...

He was a liberal and a free-thinker who had the courage to question the deepest beliefs of his time when it was risky to do so. I admire that. He was "excommunicated" (permanently expelled and shunned) from the Jewish community he was brought up in for his naturalist beliefs.