In this erudite, elegantly written work, Lloyd and Gatens produce a critical genealogical reading of Spinoza's philosophy, out of which they craft an innovative conceptual apparatus designed to enable engagement with such vital contemporary issues as freedom and responsibility, difference and diversity. The book is remarkably accessible to readers new to Spinoza, and provocative in offering its readers a way of thinking seriously about imagination, social fictions, and the power of collective critique. Lorraine Code, Professor of Philosophy, York University, Toronto Canada.
About the Author
Moira Gatens, author of Imaginary Bodies, Ethics, Power, and Corporeality (Routledge, 1996), is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Genevieve Lloyd is Professor of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales and author most recently of Spinoza and the Ethics (Routledge, 1996).
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