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Prof Susan James from Birkbeck College, University of London, explores Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza's work on the role of democracy in 17th century Europe.

Series focusing on the work of 17th-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza.

Prof Susan James from Birkbeck College, University of London, explores Spinoza's philosophical work on the role of democracy in 17th-century Europe. Spinoza's defence of democracy, along with his commitment to religious pluralism, set him apart from his contemporaries, and started a new line of political thinking which stretches to today.

Reader: Bruce Alexander.

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The Book that Changed Me

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