BBC's Spinoza-lezingen op YouTube te vindenOp 29 december 2009 had ik het blog: Spinoza in komende BBC Radio 3 serie: 'Enlightenment Voices'. Series focusing on the work of 17th-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza.
Deze serie, die bestond uit vijf uitzendingen van ca een kwartier, was niet achteraf nog eens te beluisteren of als podcast te downloaden (“Sorry, this programme is not available to listen again.”) Het zou wellicht met een rechtenkwestie te maken hebben.Nu heeft gisteren iemand deze serie in 7 video’s van telkens ca 10 minuten op YouTube gezet (waarbij telkens bij het afbreken wel enige woorden of zinnen verloren gingen). Ik neem aan dat dit een illegale actie is, die de BBC niet zal accepteren. Waarschijnlijk zal YouTube gevraagd worden de programma’s weer van de site te verwijderen. Maar voorlopig staat de reeks er nog (op=op).
Wie weet kan een bezoeker van dit weblog er zijn of haar voordeel mee doen, want de vijf radiolezingen zijn serieus opgezet en de moeite van het beluisteren zeker waard. Ik haal ze hier naar binnen en voeg er de informatie van de BBC-site aan toe.
BBC Radio 3 Spinoza. Reader: Bruce Alexander.
Part 1/5 11 jan. 2010 [23:00–23:15]
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.
Part 2/5 12 jan. 2010 [23:00–23:15]
Susan James explores Spinoza's work on the role of democracy in 17th century Europe. Prof Susan James from Birkbeck College, University of London, explores Spinoza's philosophical work on the role of democracy in 17th-century Europe. Spinoza's defence of democracy, along with his commitment to religious pluralism, set him apart from his contemporaries, and started a new line of political thinking which stretches to today.
Dr Adam Sutcliffe from King's College, London explores the background of 17th-century intellectual life in Amsterdam and Spinoza's part in the birth of the Enlightenment.
Amsterdam in the 17th century - like today - was a strikingly easy-going city. Spinoza's thought was shaped by the cultural diversity of the city of his birth and by the intense struggles over the relationship between politics and religion that raged there. The relative tolerance of Amsterdam enabled the highly creative fusions of Spinoza's philosophy; but his thought was spurred above all by his vigorous opposition to religious dogmatism and intolerance, both Jewish and Christian.
Part 4/5 Thu 14 Jan 2010 [23:00–23:15]
Prof Susan James from Birkbeck College, University of London, examines the reaction to Spinoza's defence of religious pluralism in his Theological Political Treatise. Raised in Amsterdam as a Sephardic Jew, Spinoza was immersed in what might nowadays be called a multi-faith community, and in the work he explores the relationship between religion, politics and philosophy. Despite the relative tolerance of Amsterdam at the time, Spinoza's treatise caused great outcry.
Justin Champion explores Spinoza's clandestine works which became undercover hits.
Professor Justin Champion of Royal Holloway, University of London, considers how Spinoza's books made radical enlightenment possible. After being banished from Amsterdam, Spinoza made a living by working as a lens grinder and living a virtuous life. He continued his philosophy and it was published by financially astute publishers, often under misleading titles. Translations into French and English also spread the volumes to new audiences across Europe and he was an intellectual celebrity both revered and reviled.