R S 357M R S 357M. Spinoza and Modernity. 3 Hours.
Same as Core Texts and Ideas 321F, European Studies 346 (Topic 21), History 362P, and Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 9). Introduction to the core of Spinoza's writings and the diverse reactions they have elicited. Examines Spinoza's refusal of mind-body dualism, as well as a transcendent god or ideal as a way of understanding Spinoza's concepts and ideas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 321F, European Studies 346 (Topic 21), 347 (Topic: Spinoza and Modernity), History 362P, Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 9), Philosophy 354 (Topic 7), Religious Studies 357 (Topic 8), 357M. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.