Spinoza: Jewish Philosophy In The Time of Covid-19


Spinoza was among the most fearless of philosophers. He formed his thought both in tension with, and inspired by, his Jewish background. His vision of personal and communal ethics is as countercultural today as it was in the 17th century, and is still provoking revolutionary thought and action. In this 4 week online class we will look at Spinoza’s potent insights on joy, human flourishing and freedom, democracy, and community and how these can offer us guidance during our current moment of overlapping crises.

Instructor: Matthew Gindin
Prerequisites: None
Dates: Tuesdays, November 3 – November 24, 2020
Course fee for members of Or Shalom: $60
Course fee for non-members: $98
Please use the dropdown menu to select the applicable fee.

This course will be hosted online via Zoom. Registered students will be emailed a link to join the meeting on the day of class.


SKU: ZSBT-1 Categories: , Tag: