Audible obsessed lifelong learner.
Good brief overview of key thought leaders in Philosophy and what their contributions were to the field. The 50 ideas series I find very informative for a general over view that then helps me to focus my future reading list and 50 Philosophy Ideas was up to the challenge.
Gives a brief overview of Spinoza's up bringing and formative years and then delves into the philosophy he espoused in his writings. Poets loved him and religious leaders despised him. Atheist, pantheists, and deeply religious believers have all tried to claim him as their own. Though he speaks of God he seems to be talking more of the God of Einstein and Hawking. He Attacked scripture and made the argument that they were just morals to live by only and not divine. The book then covers his theories of modes of thought including Imagination, reason, and intuition. A significant amount of incite on Spinoza in such a small volume.
Not what I expected but still a decent philosophical read on why art is important.