Spinoza in komende BBC Radio 3 serie: ‘Enlightenment Voices’

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Op maandag 11 jan. 2010 [23:00–23:15] start BBC Radio 3 een vijfdelige serie over Spinoza – Series focusing on the work of 17th-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza.

Het zijn uitzendingingen van telkens een kwartier op vijf opeenvolgende dagen in de serie Enlightenment Voices – Series introducing the great scientists, thinkers and activists of the European Enlightenment.

Van de eerste twee delen is het programma bekend. De uitzending  is ook rechtstreeks op internet te beluisteren (volg deze link). Deze programma’s worden later niet als podcast beschikbaar gesteld.

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Professor Justin Champion profiles Baruch Spinoza's life and key works.
Professor Justin Champion, head of history at Royal Holloway, University of London, introduces Spinoza's work.

Spinoza was an iconoclast almost incomprehensible to devout contemporaries. His challenging work on religion resulted in his excommunication from Amsterdam, which set the scene for his career as an atheist. Despite his banishment, Spinoza lived out his short life in Holland, reviled by some but revered by other intellectuals across Europe. Reader: Bruce Alexander.