Spinoza in komende BBC Radio 3 serie: 'Enlightenment Voices'

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.

Part 1/5.
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.

12 jan. 2010  [23:00–23:15] - BBC Radio 3 Spinoza

Part 2/5
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. Reader: Bruce Alexander. [BBC 3 radio]

Begin december was er zo'n reeks uitzendingen (zie ik nu) over de two major figures in the Scottish Enlightenment: Hume & Smith.