Baruch Spinoza: The Giants of Philosophy Audiobook (Unabridged)

Baruch Spinoza: The Giants of Philosophy (Unabridged), by Thomas Cook
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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. Our minds can participate in the eternity of God by focusing on natural laws and the way all things follow from God or nature. Human fulfillment is possible, he believed, only by rejecting our finite, flawed selves and identifying with the eternal within us. Spinoza believed that by doing so we can love God with an immediate devotion without asking anything in return.

The Giants of Philosophy is a series of dramatic presentations, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall world view of history's greatest philosophers. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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Though you may know Thomas Cook from the popular titles Streets of Fire and Baruch Spinoza: The Giants of Philosophy, Cook is actually one of the most renowned Mysteries & Thrillers, Fiction and Nonfiction authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 9 audiobooks from Cook, with the latest Fiction title being: Streets of Fire. Baruch Spinoza: The Giants of Philosophy was added to our catalog in 2006, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while Streets of Fire is the most popular and bestselling from Cook. Enjoy over 71 hours of listening from Cook, among the 9 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Mysteries & Thrillers books from Thomas Cook. For more choices and information on Thomas Cook, please visit their author page: Thomas Cook.