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Nadler, Steven M. 1958-

Overview
Works: 137 works in 601 publications in 10 languages and 19,160 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical comics  Graphic novels  Educational comics  Historical comics  Comics (Graphic works)  Nonfiction comics 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, wpr, Creator, Other, Publishing director, ed
Classifications: B801, 199.492
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steven M Nadler
Spinoza's heresy : immortality and the Jewish mind by Steven M Nadler( )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the heart of Spinoza's Heresy is a mystery: why was Baruch Spinoza so harshly excommunicated from the Amsterdam Jewish community at the age of twenty-four?" "In this philosophical sequel to his acclaimed, award-winning biography of the seventeenth-century thinker, Steven Nadler argues that Spinoza's main offence was a denial of the immortality of the soul. But this only deepens the mystery. For there is no specific Jewish dogma regarding immortality: there is nothing that a Jew is required to believe about the soul and the afterlife. It was, however, for various religious, historical and political reasons, simply the wrong issue to pick on in Amsterdam in the 1650s." "After considering the nature of the ban, or cherem, as a disciplinary tool in the Sephardic community, and a number of possible explanations for Spinoza's ban, Nadler turns to the variety of traditions in Jewish religious thought on the postmortem fate of a person's soul. This is followed by an examination of Spinoza's own views on the eternity of the mind and the role that the denial of personal immortality plays in this overall philosophical project. Nadler argues that Spinoza's beliefs were not only an outgrowth of his own metaphysical principles, but also a culmination of an intellectualist trend in Jewish rationalism."--Jacket
Spinoza : a life by Steven M Nadler( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baruch Spinoza (1632-77) was one of the most important philosophers of all time; he was also, arguably, the most radical and controversial. Born into a Portuguese Jewish merchant family living in Amsterdam, Spinoza was banished from the Sephardic community as a young man, apparently for his heretical views." "This is the first complete biography of Spinoza in any language and is based on detailed archival research. More than simply recounting the story of Spinoza's life, the book takes the reader into the heart of Jewish Amsterdam in the seventeenth century and, with Spinoza's exile from Judaism, also into the midst of the tumultuous political, social, intellectual, and religious world of the young Dutch Republic." "Although the book will be an invaluable resource for philosophers, historians, and scholars of Jewish thought, it has been written for any member of the general reading public who has a serious interest in philosophy, Jewish history, seventeenth-century European history, or the culture of the Dutch Golden Age."--Jacket
Spinoza's Ethics : an introduction by Steven M Nadler( )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spinoza's Ethics is one of the most remarkable, important, and difficult books in the history of philosophy: a treatise simultaneously on metaphysics, knowledge, philosophical psychology, moral philosophy, and political philosophy. It presents, in Spinoza's famous "geometric method," his radical views on God, Nature, the human being, and happiness. In this wide-ranging introduction to the work, Steven Nadler examines the philosophical background to Spinoza's thought and the dialogues in which Spinoza was engaged - with his contemporaries (including Descartes and Hobbes), with ancient thinkers (especially the Stoics), and with his Jewish rationalist forebears. He explains the doctrines and arguments of the Ethics, and shows why Spinoza's endlessly fascinating ideas may have been so troubling to his contemporaries, as well as why they are still so relevant today. His book is written for the student reader but will also be of interest to specialists in early modern philosophy."--Jacket
The philosopher, the priest, and the painter : a portrait of Descartes by Steven M Nadler( )

29 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique combination of philosophy, biography, and art history. The philosopher, the priest, and the painter investigates the remarkable individuals and the circumstances behind a small portrait
A book forged in hell : Spinoza's scandalous treatise and the birth of the secular age by Steven M Nadler( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it appeared in 1670, Baruch Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was denounced as the most dangerous book ever published. Religious and secular authorities saw it as a threat to faith, social and political harmony, and everyday morality. Yet Spinoza's book has contributed as much as the Declaration of Independence or Thomas Paine's Common Sense to modern liberal, secular, and democratic thinking. In A Book Forged in Hell, Steven Nadler tells the fascinating story of this extraordinary book: its radical claims and their background in the philosophical, religious, and political tensions of the Dutch Golden Age, as well as the vitriolic reaction these ideas inspired."--Page 4 of cover
Oxford studies in early modern philosophy by Daniel Garber( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third volume of a series that focuses upon the period in which extraordinary intellectual progress was made in the field of philosophy. The period begins, very roughly with Descartes and his contemporaries and ends with Kant
Oxford studies in early modern philosophy by Daniel Garber( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth volume of a series that focuses upon the period in which extraordinary intellectual progress was made in the field of philosophy. The period begins, very roughly with Descartes and his contemporaries and ends with Kant
The best of all possible worlds : a story of philosophers, God, and evil by Steven M Nadler( Book )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 1672, the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz arrived in Paris on a furtive diplomatic mission. That project was quickly abandoned, but Leibniz remained in Paris with a specific goal: to get the most he could out of the city's intellectual and cultural riches. He benefited, above all, from his friendships with France's two greatest philosopher-theologians of the period, Antoine Arnauld and Nicolas Malebranche, The dialogue among these three men would prove of great consequence not only for Leibniz's own philosophy but also for the development of modern philosophical and religious thought." "Despite their wildly different views and personalities, the three philosophers shared a single, passionate concern: resolving the problem of evil. Why is it that, in a world created by an all-powerful, all-wise, and infinitely just God, there is sin and suffering? Why do bad things happen to good people, and good things to bad people? In pursuing answers to this puzzle, Leibniz and his French colleagues relied on very different ideas of what God is and how He acts. Which is more important, they asked, God's wisdom or His power? And what does the answer suggest about the path to well-being in this world and to salvation in the next?" "This is the story of a clash between radically different worldviews. But it is also a very personal story. At its heart is the dramatic - and often turbulent - relationship between three brilliant and resolute individuals. Their exchanges were informed by mutual respect but were also full of insults, expressions of anger and hurt feelings, and the occasional apology. What emerged from their conversations was nothing less than a critical foundation for modern Western philosophical approaches to ancient problems."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Rembrandt's Jews by Steven M Nadler( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is a popular and romantic myth about Rembrandt and the Jewish people. One of history's greatest artists, we are often told, had a special affinity for Judaism. With so many of Rembrandt's works devoted to stories of the Hebrew Bible, and with his apparent penchant for Jewish themes and the sympathetic portrayal of Jewish faces, it is no wonder that the myth has endured for centuries." "Rembrandt's Jews puts this myth to the test as it examines both the legend and the reality of Rembrandt's relationship to Jews and Judaism. In his elegantly written and engrossing tour of Jewish Amsterdam - which begins in 1633 as workers are repairing Rembrandt's Portuguese-Jewish neighbor's house and completely disrupting the artist's life and livelihood - Steven Nadler tells us the stories of the artist's portraits of Jewish sitters, of his mundane and often contentious dealings with his neighbors in the Jewish quarter of Amsterdam, and of the tolerant setting that city provided for Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews fleeing persecution in other parts of Europe. As Nadler shows, Rembrandt was only one of a number of prominent seventeenth-century Dutch painters and draftsmen who found inspiration in Jewish subjects. Looking at other artists, such as the landscape painter Jacob van Ruisdael and Emmanuel de Witte, a celebrated painter of architectural interiors, Nadler is able to build a deep and complex account of the remarkable relationship between Dutch and Jewish cultures in the period, evidenced in the dispassionate, even ordinary ways in which Jews and their religion are represented - far from the demonization and grotesque caricatures, the iconography of the outsider, so often found in depictions of Jews during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Malebranche by Steven M Nadler( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of essays addressing Malebranche's thought. It includes his ideas on metaphysics, doctrine of the soul, epistemology, philosophical method, occasionalism and theory of causality, philosophical theology and his account of freedom
The Cambridge history of Jewish philosophy( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume surveys the history of Jewish philosophy from antiquity to the early modern period. There are sections on logic and language, natural philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of mind and psychology, metaphysics and philosophical theology, and practical philosophy
Heretics! : the wondrous (and dangerous) beginnings of modern philosophy by Steven M Nadler( Book )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This entertaining and enlightening graphic narrative tells the exciting story of the seventeenth-century thinkers who challenged authority--sometimes risking excommunication, prison, and even death--to lay the foundations of modern philosophy and science and help usher in a new world...Heretics! tells the story of their ideas, lives, and times in a vivid new way. Crisscrossing Europe as it follows them in their travels and exiles, the narrative describes their meetings and clashes with each other--as well as their confrontations with religious and royal authority. It recounts key moments in the history of modern philosophy, including the burning of Giordano Bruno for heresy, Galileo's house arrest for defending Copernicanism, Descartes's proclaiming cogito ergo sum, Hobbes's vision of the "nasty and brutish" state of nature, and Spinoza's shocking Theological-Political Treatise." -- Publisher's description
Arnauld and the Cartesian philosophy of ideas by Steven M Nadler( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causation in early modern philosophy : Cartesianism, occasionalism, and preestablished harmony by Steven M Nadler( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three general accounts of causation stand out in early modern philosophy: Cartesian interactionism, occasionalism, and Leibniz's preestablished harmony. The contributors to this volume examine these theories in their philosophical and historical context. They address them both as a means for answering specific questions regarding causal relations and in their relation to one another, in particular, comparing occasionalism and the preestablished harmony as responses to Descartes's metaphysics and physics and the Cartesian account of causation. Philosophers discussed include Descartes, Gassendi, Malebranche, Arnauld, Leibniz, Bayle, La Forge, and other, less well-known figures. --From publisher's description
Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, 3 by Daniel Garber( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy focuses on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries--the extraordinary period of intellectual flourishing that begins, very roughly, with Descartes and his contemporaries and ends with Kant. It also publishes papers on thinkers or movements outside of that framework, provided they are important in illuminating early modern thought
Malebranche and ideas by Steven M Nadler( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) was one of the leading French followers of Descartes and was one of the most influential philosophers in the seventeenth century. His metaphysical, epistemological, and theological doctrines - in particular, his occasionalism and the vision in God - were a focus of debate challenged by Arnauld, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and others. Malebranche's synthesis of Augustinianism and an unorthodox Cartesianism undoubtedly stands as one of the grand systems of the period. In past work, Malebranche's account of the nature of ideas and their role in knowledge and perception has been greatly misunderstood by both his critics and commentators. In Malebranche and Ideas, Nadler offers a new interpretation of the role ideas play in Malebranche's theories of knowledge and perception. He argues that Malebranche's ideas should be seen as essences or logical concepts, and that our apprehension of them is thus of a purely intellectual character and serves to provide us with knowledge of eternal truths. He then shows that the visionary representationalist reading usually given) to Malebranche's theory of perception simply misconstrues the nature of ideas and the role he intended them to play in perception. Nadler's discussion includes detailed analyses of Malebranche's notion of representation and of his arguments for the presence of divine ideas in knowledge and perception. These aspects of Malebranche's system are considered both in the light of his Cartesian and Augustinian commitments and in the broader seventeenth-century philosophical context
Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, 4 by Daniel Garber( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy presents a selection of the best current work in the history of early modern philosophy. It focuses on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - the extraordinary period of intellectual flourishing that begins, very roughly, with Descartes and his contemporaries and ends with Kant. - ;Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy is an annual series, presenting a selection of the best current work in the history of early modern philosophy. It focuses on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - the extraordinary period of intellectual flourishing that be
A companion to early modern philosophy( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occasionalism : causation among the Cartesians by Steven M Nadler( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steven Nadler presents a collection of essays on the problem of causation in seventeenth-century philosophy. Occasionalism is the doctrine, held by a number of early modern Cartesian thinkers, that created substances are devoid of any true causal powers, and that God is the only real causal agent in the universe. All natural phenomena have God as their direct and immediate cause, with natural things and their states serving only as 'occasions' for God to act. Rather than being merely an ad hoc, deus ex machina response to the mind-body problem bequeathed by Descartes to his followers, as it has often been portrayed in the past, occasionalism is in fact a full-blooded, complex, and philosophically interesting account of causal relations. These essays examine the philosophical, scientific, theological, and religious themes and arguments of occasionalism, as well as its roots in medieval views on God."--Back cover
Spinoza and medieval Jewish philosophy by Steven M Nadler( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last two decades there has been an increasing interest in the influence of medieval Jewish thought upon Spinoza's philosophy. The essays in this volume, by Spinoza specialists and leading scholars in the field of medieval Jewish philosophy, consider the various dimensions of the rich, important, but vastly under-studied relationship between Spinoza and earlier Jewish thinkers. It is the first such collection in any language, and together the essays provide a detailed and extensive analysis of how different elements in Spinoza's metaphysics, epistemology, moral philosophy, and political and religious thought relate to the views of his Jewish philosophical forebears, such as Maimonides, Gersonides, Ibn Ezra, Crescas, and others. The topics addressed include the immortality of the soul, the nature of God, the intellectual love of God, moral luck, the nature of happiness, determinism and free will, the interpretation of Scripture, and the politics of religion"--
 
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Spinoza's heresy : immortality and the Jewish mind
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Spinoza : a lifeSpinoza's Ethics : an introductionA book forged in hell : Spinoza's scandalous treatise and the birth of the secular ageOxford studies in early modern philosophyOxford studies in early modern philosophyThe best of all possible worlds : a story of philosophers, God, and evilRembrandt's JewsThe Cambridge companion to Malebranche
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