A short introductionProf. Melamed is the Charlotte Bloomberg Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, and editor of several volumes on Spinoza’s work, including 'A Companion to Spinoza' (2021, Blackwell) and 'Spinoza’s Ethics: A Critical Guide' (2017, Cambridge University Press).
Spinoza versus humanism (The Return of Metaphysics)
Now that metaphysics has been rehabilitated, Spinoza’s thought can help us overcome our last idol of delusion: humanism, the notion that humans are in some innate sense special and separate from the rest of nature.
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