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.
Matthew Gindin, Or Shalom’s Master Teacher, is a long time student of Spinoza’s thought. He has published articles on Spinoza in The Forward and Science and Philosophy and has written a free online commentary on the first two books of Spinoza’s Ethics.
Instructor: Matthew Gindin
Dates: Tuesdays, November 3 – November 24, 2020
Time: 7-9 PM
Investment: Members $60; Non-Members $98
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