New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)


Fall 2020

Taught By: Omri Boehm

Section: A

CRN: 8685

Credits: 3

This course is designed as a comprehensive reading of Spinoza’s Ethics. We will begin by a very close reading of the first part of the Ethics and its methodological and metaphysical implications, and continues into its epistemological, psychological, ethical, political and theological consequences. We will be carefully reconstructing the arguments in class, and reading assigned texts line by line. Topics include Spinoza’s account of the geometrical method; his proofs of God’s existence; monism; immanence; parallelism; knowledge and power; virtue, freedom, and the immortality of the soul.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 2:17am 11/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020