Spinoza's Ethics

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Spinoza's Ethics

Spring 2022

Taught By: Omri Boehm

Section: A

CRN: 11823

Credits: 3

The class is designed as a comprehensive seminar on Spinoza's philosophy. In reading closely the Ethics, we will focus on Spinoza's main philosophical doctrines-- the geometrical method, moinism, necessitarianism, conatus, knowledge as power and eternity, to give some examples. We will locate the significance of these doctrines in relation to other thinkers (Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche); and in the context of Spinoza's and the enlightenment's political philosophy (critique of revelation and prophecy, freedom of thought, revolution).

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:26pm 6/26/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 901

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022