July 11 + 14, 9-11am ET
Spinoza was a major contributor to rationalist philosophy, famously rejecting anthropomorphized God for an understanding of "God" as equivalent to "nature" or "existence," while he built a rigorous metaphysical theory. This course will provide a short, but comprehensive, introduction to his seminal book, the Ethics. Students can expect a crash course in Spinoza’s key concepts, such as monism, necessitarianism, and affect theory.
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Anthony Zirpoli is a PhD Candidate at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His research specializes on the work of Benedict de Spinoza, and Early Modern Philosophy. His work also focuses on the political theory of settler colonialism, post-colonial theory, and contemporary feminism.