Kees Schuyt

Kees Schuyt (b. 1943) is one of the most influential sociologists in the Netherlands. He studied sociology and Dutch law in Leiden, Oslo and Berkeley before becoming a professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam. From 2005 to 2013 he was a member of the Council of State.

Spinoza and the Joy of Insight

Spinoza and the Joy of Insight

(Balans, 2017, 333 pages)

Spinoza (1632-1677) is much read but little understood. A Dutch-Jewish philosopher, he is the subject of a rich literature of interpretations, most of them as difficult to follow as the great thinker himself. In this book, Kees Schuyt, sociologist, legal expert, but above all teacher, guides the reader through Spinoza’s work

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