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Baruch Spinoza: The Netherlands (1632–1677) Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Baruch Spinoza: The Netherlands (1632–1677), by Thomas Cook Click for printable size audiobook cover
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Cook Narrator: Charlton Heston Publisher: Knowledge Products Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Giants of Philosophy Series Release Date:
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A Portuguese Jew living in Holland, Spinoza was excommunicated because of the unorthodox view he took of God. Spinoza wrote in the rationalist style of a geometric proof to develop his idea of God as the infinite, indwelling cause of all things, a unified causal system that is virtually synonymous with nature. In this system, there is no free will, for all things are necessary and inevitable, and all objects, including humans, are part of God’s active self-expression. Human fulfillment is possible, he believed, only by rejecting our finite, flawed selves and identifying with the eternal within us.

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About the Narrator

Charlton Heston (1923–2008) was among America’s most respected actors. Best known for his roles in historical films, Mr. Heston sensitively and clearly explains history’s greatest philosophical insights.