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The Spinoza problem

Irvin D. Yalom

The Spinoza problem

a novel

by Irvin D. Yalom

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Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Fiction

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    StatementIrvin D. Yalom
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3575.A39 S65 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25033673M
    ISBN 109780465029631, 9780465029655
    LC Control Number2011038770


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Publisher: Basic Books,pages. The Spinoza problem book Reviewed By: J. Scott Lewis, PhD, Penn State University. Separated in history by years, the lives of philosopher Baruch Spinoza and Nazi propagandist Alfred Rosenberg intertwine in fascinating and unexpected ways. Yalom postulates “the Spinoza problem” was Rosenberg’s efforts to understand how a great Geman like Goethe could be influenced by a mere Jew, or how a Jew could write such an insightful book.

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The Spinoza Problem: A novel by Irvin D. Yalom. Posted on April 28th, by Dr. Blumenfield. The Spinoza Problem: A Novel: by Irvin D. Yalom– Irvin Yalom is a prominent psychiatrist who is now Professor Emeritus at Stanford Medical School He is a well published author who is known for his outstanding books on group also has written books about case histories and relationships.

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The Spinoza problem book D. Yalom is a practicing psychotherapist. In this book he attempts to psycho-analyze  these two historical characters and rationalize their actions. Barach Spinoza was a Dutch Jewish philosopher who lived in the mid ’s.

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Seligman, author of Flourish "Irvin Yalom's The Spinoza Problem is an amazing novel that combines fact and fiction in a spell-binding manner. Little is known about the psyche of either Baruch Spinoza or Alfred Rosenberg, yet using his extraordinary ability to peer into the minds of his /5().

Baruch Spinoza (/ b ə ˈ r uː k s p ɪ ˈ n oʊ z ə /, Dutch: [baːˈrux spɪˈnoːzaː]; born Benedito de Espinosa, Portuguese: [bɨnɨˈðitu ðɨ ʃpiˈnɔzɐ]; later Benedict de Spinoza; 24 November – 21 February ) was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Sephardi origin.

One of the early thinkers of the Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions Education: Talmud Torah of Amsterdam, (withdrew). The problem was the title of the book. I wanted to know the answer.

Unfortunately there isn’t an answer. Rosenberg was unable to read Spinoza’s work in their original language once he had stolen the books, the events of the war took over, and we are never given a resolution.

Long after graduation, Rosenberg remains haunted by this "Spinoza problem" how could the German genius Goethe have been inspired by a member of a race Rosenberg considers so inferior to his own, a race he was determined to destroy?/5(K).

I pressed on. “You’re saying that because of this Spinoza problem, they protected these books rather than burn them, as they burned so much of Europe?” They nodded.

“And where was the library kept during the war?” “No one knows. The books just vanished for five years and turned up again in in a German salt mine.” “A salt mine. The Spinoza Problem is another not to be missed work from one of the great contributors to the scientific and fictional literature of psychotherapy.

Kirkus Reviews, starred review Imaginative and erudite The Washington Post [A]s an accessible introduction to Spinoza's complex philosophy, Yalom's method has much to recommend it.5/5(1). Psychiatrist and author Irvin D. Yalom discusses his latest novel, The Spinoza Problem (, Perseus Books), with his son, Victor Yalom.

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"The Spinoza Problem" covers a vast amount of extraordinary historical territory - from Spinoza's excommunication from the Amsterdam Jewish community to Author: Michael David Lukas. In fact, there’s plenty of room to describe the life of the 17th century Jewish philosopher, which is the focus of his most recent novel, “The Spinoza Problem” (Basic Books: $).

Spinoza’s heresy over the nature of God—and what it meant for the Jewish community, then and now—is the symbolic core of The Weight of Ink, connecting the thinker behind the book’s trove.

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Summary: Considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy, Spinoza's posthumous masterpiece Ethics, in which he opposed Descartes's mind–body dualism, has earned him recognition as one of Western philosophy's most important thinkers.

The first part of the book addresses the relationship between God and the universe. Spinoza’s account of the affects (affectus) of the human mind is a response to one of the central problems for his naturalism. It is an attempt to show how the wide range of desires and emotions of the human mind can be produced by something which follows the order of nature.

The Spinoza Problem. by Irvin D. Yalom. ebook. Read a sample Read a sample Description; Details; When sixteen-year-old Alfred Rosenberg is called into his headmaster’s office for anti-Semitic remarks he made during a school speech, he is forced, as punishment, to memorize passages about Spinoza from the autobiography of the German poet Goethe.

Spinoza's political philosophy is scattered in three books, the Theologico-political Treatise, the Ethics and the Political Treatise. A first look at its main principles could bring the uninformed reader to believe that it is the same as Hobbes's.

Yet both theories differ in their conclusions. The Spinoza Problem Book When sixteen-year-old Alfred Rosenberg is called into his headmaster's office for anti-Semitic remarks he made during a school speech, he is forced, as punishment, to memorize passages about Spinoza from the autobiography of the German poet Goethe.

The funny thing is, I'm a Buddhist and I have no problem with Hume, Kant, Jesus, Spinoza, or Einstein's view of Spinoza. In fact, they all gel with Levinas and a basic ethic of care as well. By imagining the unexpected intersection of Spinoza’s life with Rosenberg’s, internationally bestselling novelist Irvin D.

Yalom explores the mindsets of two men separated by years. Using his skills as a psychiatrist, he explores the inner lives of Spinoza, the saintly secular philosopher, and of Rosenberg, the godless mass murderer.

Benedict de SPINOZA ( - ), translated by R. ELWES ( -) The Ethics is a philosophical book written by Baruch Spinoza. It was written in Latin. It involves the unlikely connections between the excommunicated Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza, who lived in pre-Enlightenment Amsterdam, and Alfred Rosenberg, one of Hitler's closest advisers in Nazi Germany.

More: About the book "The Spinoza Problem" - at Baruch Spinoza (/ b ə ˈ r uː k s p ɪ ˈ n oʊ z ə /, Tiếng Hà Lan: [baːˈrux spɪˈnoːzaː]; tên khai sinh Benedito de Espinosa, tiếng Bồ Đào Nha: [bɨnɨˈðitu ðɨ ʃpiˈnɔzɐ]; sau đổi thành Benedict de Spinoza; 24 tháng 11 năm – 21 tháng 2 năm ) là một nhà triết học Hà Lan-Do Thái gốc Sephardi.

Ông được coi là một trong những Học vị: Talmud Torah, Amsterdam, (bỏ học), Đại. And it presents the Ethics as a companion to Spinoza’s major work of political philosophy, the Theologico-Political Treatise, each work helping to explore the problem of freedom.

Affirming Spinoza’s centrality for both critics and defenders of modernity, the book will be of value to students of political theory, philosophy, and intellectual.

Except there's one problem. Her grave is empty. Now hired to find the missing body, Spinoza will follow a set of clues that leads him to the unthinkable, a world of nightmares and dreamscapes.

A world inhabited by the living and the dead. The Vampire in the Iron Mask: Spinoza is a private investigator who specializes in finding the missing.

Барух де Спиноза (хебр. ברוך שפינוזה, хол. Baruch de Spinoza), касније Бенедикто Спиноза (лат. Benedictus; —) је био холандски филозоф, јеврејског порекла, представник филозофије рационализма коју развија под непосредним Место рођења: Амстердам, Холандија.

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Books recommended by Irvin D. Yalom: this is the most comprehensive list with books recommended and written by Irvin D. Yalom. Spinoza's Ethics is one of the most difficult books in philosophy. It is notoriously obscure, as Spinoza invents a variety of new terms and attempts to layout the book like a geometric proof.

At this period in philosophical history, philosophers were extremely impressed both with geometry and the physics of Newton and Leibniz. Pdf in life Spinoza wrote The Ethics, a book that laid out his philosophy in a highly precise manner. The book is composed of five parts. The book is composed of five : Steven Gambardella.

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